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Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.


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Member since November 2016

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Bereavement leave for all

Bereavement leave for all

Just like sick leave, maternity and paternity leave, Sue Ryder believes that bereavement leave should be a basic right at work.

Bereavement is a painful but inevitable experience. It can be a life-altering time that demands rest and space, so you can start recovering.

But in the UK, bereavement leave is not treated the same as sick leave or maternity and paternity leave: there is no law to ensure everyone can have time off work to grieve.

Many employers allow some form of bereavement leave, but it’s entirely at their discretion. That leaves thousands of people unable to take a single day off, without fearing what it would mean for their job.

Bereavement is a normal part of life – just like sickness or having a child – and it deserves the same statutory protection. If you agree all workers should have the right to bereavement leave, add your name to the campaign now.

We can't stop caring

We can't stop caring

Lockdown, PPE & visitor restrictions didn’t stop us before.

But with a new lockdown & our shops closed, each week we're losing £500,000 on top of our existing £2 million a month funding gap.

By signing up to Work for Good or making a donation to our appeal, you ensure we can keep caring. Thank you💙

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Everybody looks after each other here and I love that

Everybody looks after each other here and I love that

Thank you for supporting Sue Ryder. Every month we want to share with you a story about the incredible care we deliver around the UK. Whether that be through our hospices or neurological care centres, or our online bereavement support services.

Caroline is a nurse at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough. “I started at Thorpe Hall in March and obviously things have been very different to how they would normally be… there have been days when I have felt really wobbly but everybody looks after each other here and I love that” 

Read Caroline's story here: