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Helping you get the end of life care that is right for you

Person-centred care is a fundamental part of what we do at Sue Ryder. When it comes our end of life care, our focus is on working with every person to make sure they can spend the time they have left in the way they choose. This means understanding people’s particular needs, what matters to them and how they want to be cared for.

Weight loss scores pounds for Thorpe Hall Hospice

Supporter Pat Drake had an extra incentive to stick to his weight loss plan – if he fell short of his target he had to pay a cash forfeit to his chosen charity, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Three ways volunteering can help you cope with depression

This year our friends at the World Health Organization are leading a global campaign called 'Depression: let's talk'. Here, our Volunteer Development Officer Tracey shares three stories about Sue Ryder charity shop volunteers who credit giving their time with helping them combat depressive illness.

Jamie Peacock joins Team Incredible in support of Wheatfields Hospice

Local Leeds star and former rugby league footballer Jamie Peacock MBE has joined our running team to help raise vital funds for our Leeds-based Wheatfields Hospice.

Leckhampton Court Hospice patient’s photo goes on national tour to bust end of life myths

A photo captured by a patient at our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice has been selected posthumously by Dying Matters as one of a winning group of images to go on a special tour across the country to help bust myths on dying.

The power of friendship

After Lesley’s kids had flown the nest, she was feeling lonely so she contacted our Thorpe Hall Hospice to see if there was anything sociable she could do to help. Enter our befriending service: she was paired with 80-year-old local Daphne, they hit it off and they’ve been sharing their passion for arts and crafts ever since.

A red letter data day: what are the experiences of people with neurological conditions?

It’s an important day today for us in the policy team here at Sue Ryder. Today, the results of the biggest ever survey into the experiences of people with neurological conditions in England are published.

Sue Ryder responds to the new research report from The Neurological Alliance on the state of neurological services in England

Pamela MacKenzie, Director of Neurological Services at Sue Ryder, said: "The findings of the new patient survey released today (Tuesday, 14 March) present a damning picture on of the state of neurological services in England. It shows that services are deteriorating and greater investment in neurological services is needed so people can get the help and support they need and deserve."

Meet our hospice care team: Occupational Therapist Wendy

Wendy Loader is one of our dedicated Occupational Therapists at Leckhampton Court Hospice who help patients maintain their independence, supporting them to spend the time they have left in the way they choose. In this blog post, Wendy tells us more about her job and how she helps make a difference to the people we care for.

Local Sue Ryder staff take on Reading Half

Four staff members from Sue Ryder will be taking part in the iconic Reading Half Marathon to raise funds for Duchess of Kent and Nettlebed Hospices. They will be part of a 60-strong squad running for the charity who go by the name #TeamIncredible - coined from the incredible hospice and neurological care that Sue Ryder provides.

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