Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Social care

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


At Sue Ryder we're passionate about giving people the care they want.

That is why we:

  • push the boundaries
  • do the right thing
  • make our future together

Some people believe that once you have a life-changing illness, there's little left. We don't.

We believe it's the beginning of a new stage of life. A challenging one, true.

Our care is personal 
We start with the person as an individual with their strengths, characteristics, preferences and aspirations. Then we help them to be at the centre of the process of identifying their needs. We do this, so they're enabled to make choices about how and when they're supported to live their lives.


Being a Sue Ryder volunteer is a great way to gain skills, meet new people, take an active role in your community and could even help you develop a career in the charity sector. It is also a meaningful way of giving something back as the efforts of all our volunteers help Sue Ryder deliver incredible care to people with life-limiting conditions.

We welcome everyone - from young people just starting out in the world of work, to those with a lifetime’s wisdom to share. Our volunteers receive training for the role they choose alongside ongoing support – ensuring they are given the skills and guidance needed to make a difference within our charity. 


We provide incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It’s not just expert medical care we provide. It’s the emotional support and practical things we take care of too. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones. 

Not only do we treat more conditions than any other UK charity in our hospices, neurological care centres and out in the community; we also campaign to improve the lives of people living with them. We see the person, not the condition, taking time to understand the small things that help that person live the fullest life they can. 

One in four of us is affected by conditions such as cancer; heart failure; dementia; acquired brain injury; multiple sclerosis; Huntington’s disease and motor neurone disease. Whether it’s volunteering, running a fundraising event or making a donation, we need your support so we can be there for people at the most difficult time of their lives.

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