Charity information

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder provides incredible care for people with life-changing illness. Whether it's bringing comfort to someone's final days or enabling them to make the most of their lives.

Founded 1953

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to provide incredible care for people with incurable illness
    and palliative care needs, and to campaign to improve the lives of
    everyone living with these conditions.

    Sue Ryder is a leading healthcare charity providing expert and compassionate care and support for people living with serious illnesses, as well as their families and loved ones. With your support we can continue to provide care every single day of the year for people living with conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, and brain injury.

    We are the only charity that specialises in directly caring for people living with long term neurological conditions and for people who are dying. Listening to and supporting their choices, we help enable them to get the best from life - whatever their condition - caring for them in their own homes and communities, in specialist hospices, and in neurological care centres across the UK.

    Internationally we support work in 12 other European countries and southern Africa, delivering healthcare where it is desperately needed. To quote our founder, Lady Ryder, in 1953: “This is an international foundation which is devoted to the relief of suffering. Our work is a summons to seek out and face the reality of human suffering and do something about it. ”

  • Aims

    Sue Ryder aims to:

    • to provide compassionate and person-centred care for complex and end of life needs
  • Overview

    Established: February 1953

    Registered Charity Number: 1052076

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 2000

    Part time staff: 1000

    Volunteers: 11000

    Phone number: 0845 050 1953

    Address: First Floor 16 Upper Woburn Place London WC1H 0AF

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