Charity information

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.

Founded 1953

  • Mission statement

    Our vision

    We want a future where everyone living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who has lost a loved one receives the quality of care and support they deserve.

    Our mission

    We support people who are living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one – we’re there when it matters. We give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

    Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. For over 65 years our doctors, nurses and carers have given people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

    We take the time to understand what’s important to people and give them choice and control over their care. This might be providing care for someone at the end of their life, in our hospices or at home. Or helping someone manage their grief when they’ve lost a loved one. Or providing specialist care, rehabilitation or support to someone with a neurological condition.


    We want to provide more care for more people when it really matters. We see a future where our palliative and neurological care reaches more communities; where we can help more people begin to cope with bereavement; and where everyone can access the quality of care they deserve.

  • Aims

    Sue Ryder aims to:

    • Provide care and support for more people.
    • Influence new models of care across the UK.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1953

    Registered Charity Number: 1052076

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 2000

    Part time staff: 1000

    Volunteers: 11000

    Phone number: 01242 246 270

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

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