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KMP Digitata Continues to Grow!

As you all know, KMP Digitata is growing rapidly. Recently, we’ve had six new staff members join the team, strengthening all areas of our business through creative, digital and client services. Jake Holden, Unna Arunachalam, Chris Monaghan, Glyn Pritchard, Cezara Pallister and Lucy Brearley bring a wealth of experience in web development, content writing, PR and marketing and client services. 

13/08/2014 16:31:44 By System Administrator from KMP Digitata

KMP Digitata to move to new premises in Stockport

We’re On The Move! KMP Digitata are delighted to announce that the whole team have relocated to a beautiful 19th Century property which sits right in the heart of Stockport town centre.

07/08/2014 15:30:05 By System Administrator from KMP Digitata

Sue Ryder delighted to announce it's an official charity partner of Tour Britain

Tour of Britain organisers SweetSpot Group have today announced plans for their biggest ever sportive, The Tour Ride 100, taking place on Sunday 5th October. The announcement follows the national launch of the 2014 Tour of Britain and new charity partnerships with both Action Medical Research and Sue Ryder.

03/04/2014 10:48:27 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder welcomes new national dataset for neurology

Sue Ryder welcomes the launch (on Thursday 20 March) of a new national dataset for neurology.  Head of Policy and Campaigns at Sue Ryder, Preth Rao, explains why data is so important and how it can transform people’s lives.

20/03/2014 10:12:33 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Communication is crucial to enable people to get the care they want, says Sue Ryder

One year on since publication of the Francis report on 6 February 2013, Sue Ryder’s Head of Clinical Quality and nurse lead, Sue Hogston, explains why communication and a relentless pursuit of clinical leadership  is critical to ensure individuals and their families get the care they both need and want.    

06/02/2014 08:23:25 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder selected as Morrisons new charity partner

Today, Thursday 30 January, Sue Ryder can announce that Morrisons colleagues have voted for Sue Ryder to be the retailer’s charity partner. The new partnership will raise money and awareness to help provide care for people with incurable illness.  

30/01/2014 15:29:00 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Hospices are more than just places where people go to die, says Sue Ryder

Despite 60% of people cared for at Sue Ryder hospices returning home, many people remain unaware that hospices are not just places to die but offer a wide range of treatment and support.    Recent research by Sue Ryder revealed stereotypes and misperceptions about hospices are barriers to people being able to make informed choices about the end of life care setting that is best for them. 

21/01/2014 12:52:43 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

A heartfelt thank you from Sue Ryder to Daily Mail readers

Throughout December 2013, the Daily Mail ran a Christmas appeal for Sue Ryder and asked its readers to support the charity's hospice care by donating money.  The appeal featured stories of families that have been supported by Sue Ryder's hospices across the country, and raised a fantastic £108,100.

15/01/2014 15:18:10 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder comments on the Care Bill

As the Care Bill goes through its second reading in Parliament (16 December 2013), Sue Ryder’s Head of Policy and Campaigns, Preth Rao, explains why government must ensure local authorities should be doing more to understand the needs of their local population.

16/12/2013 12:13:04 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Protect yourself from 'snow day' losses warns law firm

Leading Stockport law firm Gorvins is advising businesses to invest in an adverse weather policy ahead of the anticipated cold snap taking hold of the North West.

13/12/2013 17:18:26 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

This year 1 in 10 people will spend Christmas alone

Sue Ryder reveals that a staggering 1 in 10 people, over six million people, will be spending this Christmas day alone. The new survey reveals that most people (around 8 in 10) will be spending Christmas Day with family but surprisingly more people will be on their own rather than spending it with friends or even working. The new survey taken on behalf of Sue Ryder by nfpSynergy’s Charity Awareness Monitor went on to show that although 1 in 10 of people will spend it alone less than 1% choose to volunteer and support a charity at Christmas.

10/12/2013 13:58:50 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Gorvins trainee wins coveted Stockport law prize

Rowan Uren, a trainee solicitor at leading Stockport law firm Gorvins, has received this year’s inaugural Johnston Baker Ellis Award at the Stockport Law Society’s annual dinner.

28/11/2013 10:09:02 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

Sue Ryder comments on Government's response to the Francis Report

Today (19 November 2013), the Government published its response to the Francis report which outlined recommendations on how to improve the quality of care in hospitals following the unacceptable experiences of patients at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital.  Sue Ryder's Head of Health and Social Care Operations and Nurse Lead, Sue Hogston welcomes the Government's response. 

19/11/2013 15:48:15 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Gorvins Employment expert advises on Tax & Law update

David Walton, head of employment at Stockport law firm Gorvins, will be advising finance, HR and payroll personnel on recent law and tax updates at a free seminar on Thursday 28th November.

19/11/2013 11:41:58 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

New Associate brings child abduction specialism to Gorvins

Gorvins has welcomed a new associate solicitor to its family team, strengthening the department and introducing a new specialism to the team.

14/11/2013 16:06:49 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

Commemorate the anniversary of the First World War with new battlefield tours from Great Rail Journeys and Treyn

With next year’s centenary commemorations of the anniversary of the First World War recently announced, rail holiday specialists Great Rail Journeys and Treyn have produced two brochures showcasing their collection of 2014 battlefield tours.  Each escorted tour has been designed using Great Rail Journeys’ 30 years’ experience combined with the knowledge of its Tour Managers to provide an informative, insightful and respectful opportunity to visit the memorials, cemeteries and museums which remember the events and people of the First World War.

11/11/2013 14:52:50 By Treyn from Treyn

New European & Worldwide Rail Holidays 2014 brochure from Treyn features 19 new tours

Escorted rail specialist, Treyn has launched its new  ‘European & Worldwide Rail Holidays 2014’  brochure, featuring a total of 19 new tours.  To mark the launch, Treyn is offering an Early Booking Discount and Low Deposit Offer, providing customers with the opportunity of saving up to £25 per person, and pay only £25 deposit if they book before 11th October 2013.

11/11/2013 14:52:31 By Treyn from Treyn

From a Highland Tour to the Northern Lights in Lapland

From an all inclusive tour of the Scottish Highlands, discovering the history of Loch Ness and a local whisky distillery, to a once in a lifetime break to see the Northern Lights including some of Scandinavia’s most scenic railways.  If you are looking to book festive holidays and winter or springtime adventures by rail and take advantage of an Early Booking Discount Offer of up to £50 per person, then the new brochure from escorted tour operator, Great Rail Journeys is for you!

11/11/2013 14:51:28 By Great Rail from Great Rail

Great Rail Journeys launches new 2013/14 Cruising by Rail brochure including eight new tours

Escorted rail holiday specialist, Great Rail Journeys, has launched its new ‘Cruising By Rail 2013-2014’ brochure featuring eight new river and ocean cruising holidays by rail from a total of 34 tours.  The holidays, which combine rail travel with a cruising experience, have various departure dates between November 2013 and November 2014 and the overall lead-in price is £528 per person for the six day Rhineland Christmas Markets Cruise.

11/11/2013 14:51:12 By Great Rail from Great Rail

Commemorate the anniversary of the First World War with new battlefield tours from Great Rail Journeys and Treyn

With next year’s centenary commemorations of the anniversary of the First World War recently announced, rail holiday specialists Great Rail Journeys and Treyn have produced two brochures showcasing their collection of 2014 battlefield tours.  Each escorted tour has been designed using Great Rail Journeys’ 30 years’ experience combined with the knowledge of its Tour Managers to provide an informative, insightful and respectful opportunity to visit the memorials, cemeteries and museums which remember the events and people of the First World War.

11/11/2013 14:50:37 By Great Rail from Great Rail

Great Rail Journeys launches new 2013/14 worldwide Holiday by Rail brochure featuring five new tours

Escorted rail holiday specialist, Great Rail Journeys, has launched its new ‘Worldwide Holidays By Rail 2013/2014’ brochure featuring five new tours out of a total of 40 tours for holidays departing between September 2013 and November 2014.

11/11/2013 14:49:08 By Great Rail from Great Rail

New Europe & UK Holidays by Rail 2014 brochure from Great Rail Journeys

Escorted rail specialist, Great Rail Journeys, has launched its new ‘Europe & UK Holidays by Rail 2014’ brochure which features ten new tours - its largest ever programme with a total of 102 tours, with the majority including First Class rail, quality hotels and compelling itineraries.

11/11/2013 14:48:56 By Great Rail from Great Rail

Best Winter trips by train from Great Rail Journeys

From breathtaking views of the Swiss mountains to the alps of Lake Geneva, if you are looking for a spectacular winter holiday then the train is the best way to explore Switzerland.  Rail holiday specialist, Great Rail Journeys has put together its top three winter holidays by train, all of which depart from St Pancras International.

11/11/2013 14:48:43 By Great Rail from Great Rail

Sue Ryder response to Public Health England 'What we now know' report

The rise in people dying at home is encouraging, but we still have a long way to go before we significantly reduce the numbers of people that suffer from distressing end of life experiences. 89% of people that die in hospital do so as the result of an emergency admission into hospital and this cannot be allowed to continue. Through increased advance care planning, more people can receive tailored support in the place of their choosing whether that be at home, hospital, a hospice or care home.  A key aspect of this is the communication between health care professionals and patients in order to record and act upon their wishes and preferences. Our ‘Ways and means’ report highlighted that healthcare professionals can struggle to decide when someone is dying, especially if they have complex needs or are very old, leading to last minute planning and disjointed care.  In addition, existing research has highlighted that 35% of GPs say they have never initiated an end-of-life-care conversation with any of their patients. No more than ever, we need further commitment from government through mandatory end of life care training for all health professionals and the introduction of free social care for people at the end of their lives.  Training will help to address some of the underlying causes of poor end of life care provision, including poor communication and a lack of understanding.    Free social care would enable more people to die at home if they choose to, and would help to reduce the frequency of emergency hospital admissions, many of which are avoidable, upsetting for patients and costly. Only when further action is taken, will we see real change that removes the barriers which prevent too many people from accessing the quality end of life care they deserve. To read the report in full, click here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-report-from-phe-shows-improvements-in-end-of-life-care

04/11/2013 10:32:27 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder comment on Macmillan's Time to Choose report

Macmillan Cancer Support today (28 Oct 2013) published a report called Time to Choose which sets out new recommendations for improving choice at end of life for cancer patients.  Following publication of the report, Jason Suckley, director of policy at health and social care charity, Sue Ryder said: We welcome Macmillan’s report, Time to Choose, as passionately believe that choice is at the heart of person-centred care and enabling people to have a good death.

28/10/2013 09:10:47 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder welcomes report on hospice care and calls for equality of access to care at end of life

Help the Hospices this week published a report by the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care (22 Oct 2013).  Following publication of the report, John Hughes, Medical Director at Sue Ryder, said:  With unprecedented rising demand for end of life care, we welcomed publication of this report.  Never more so has it been so urgent to get care for the dying right.

24/10/2013 16:34:40 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Gorvins Business Academy addresses employment of disabled people in the SME sector

A training event has been launched to raise the confidence of SME’s around the employment of disabled people.

24/10/2013 12:13:25 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

Gorvins acts for Higham & Co in sale to WYG

South Manchester’s largest law firm, Gorvins, has acted on behalf of Peter Higham of Higham & Co in Manchester on the sale of its experienced planning business to WYG, a global management and technical consultancy.

22/10/2013 15:39:09 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

People shouldn't be ignored at the end of their life, says Sue Ryder

Research reveals many people’s wishes and preferences at end of life are still not being heard.  Too many people are not given the opportunity to discuss how and where they’d like to be cared for in their last few months and days of life, according to Sue Ryder’s ‘Ways and means’ report. In response, Sue Ryder launch end of life care tool designed to improve person-centred care, and calls for more action to meet patient needs.

21/10/2013 10:58:32 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

How To Be a Successful Attorney Seminar

On Thursday 26th September, Gorvins’ Wills Trust and Probate department held a seminar on the common mistakes made by attorneys appointed under a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney.

10/10/2013 12:36:54 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

Sue Ryder response to House of Lords Care Bill debate including terminally ill

We are pleased that the Government has recognised the importance of people who are terminally ill accessing social care as quickly as possible, following calls from Sue Ryder and other end of life care charities. Social care can help people to remain in their own homes and can empower them to make choices about how they are cared for, which can be essential in helping people to have a good death.  There are also wider benefits across the health and social care system, as well as to individuals and their families when people are able to receive effective social care that prevents unnecessary hospital admissions.

09/10/2013 10:46:53 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Hospices need to be demystified, says Sue Ryder

Lack of hospice understanding prevents people from choosing care they want, finds Sue Ryder report.  The charity is calling for action to dispel hospice myths and stereotypes so people can make informed choices about end of life care that is right for them. 

07/10/2013 16:11:11 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Stockport Law Firm Helps Babies Breathe Easy

Representatives from Gorvins Solicitors and children’s charity MedEquip4Kids visited Stepping Hill Hospital to see how medical equipment donated by the firm is benefiting children in Stockport.

04/10/2013 11:44:03 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

Gorvins Celebrates Legal 500 results

Leading Stockport law firm Gorvins is celebrating improved rankings in this year’s UK Legal 500 Guide as its commercial property team moves up to the top tier forthe first time.

30/09/2013 09:19:55 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

Sue Ryder response to Shadow Health Secretary speech at 2013 Labour Party Conference

We believe that free social care at the end of life would enable more people to receive the high quality care they want at the end of their lives.  Because people are not currently able to receive free social care at the end of their lives, they often face barriers to accessing the care they want and are not empowered to make decisions about their care. We welcome Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham’s commitment to work towards making social care free for all at the end of life, during his speech at the 2013 Labour party conference. A majority of people (63%) would prefer to die at home, but at the moment only 21% are able to do so. With better access to social care at the end of life, people who wanted to would be empowered to realise their wish to die at home. We would like to see further action from the government on this issue in order to ease the pressure on families at this most challenging time.  

26/09/2013 16:08:25 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

End of life care charities call for greater patient choice during party conferences

Sue Ryder is joining forces with Marie Curie and Help the Hospices during the 2013 political party conference season with a series of fringe events; Can Giving Patients Choice be Cost Effective for the NHS? - to raise awareness of the 'demographic ticking time bomb' facing demand for end of life care in the UK.

16/09/2013 16:46:38 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Gorvins acts for Urban Splash in portfolio disposal

Gorvins Solicitors, South Manchester’s largest law firm have recently acted on behalf of Urban Splash in the sale of a significant residential portfolio to Places for People.

16/09/2013 14:36:40 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

Sue Ryder Appoints New Chief Executive

Sue Ryder has appointed a new Chief Executive, Heidi Travis, as it embarks on a five year plan.  The charity’s aim is to ensure people living with end of life and long term neurological illnesses, and their families, receive the care and support they need.       

09/09/2013 15:43:02 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Department of Health spend time with Sue Ryder on the frontline to see compassionate care in action

Following publication of the Francis report - an independent report on the failings of NHS hospitals, in particular the poor care at Mid-Staffordshire hospital which led to many unnecessary deaths – Sue Ryder has been working closely with the Department of Health to promote compassionate care.      From 14 to 16 August, five senior Department of Health civil servants visited four of Sue Ryder’s hospices to shadow staff and see firsthand excellent standards of care for people living with terminal illnesses, and their families.  The visits are part of the Government’s ‘connecting’ initiative designed to help Department of Health staff  become more connected to the real experiences of people in need of and receiving care.  The initiative is in response to the Francis report which highlighted the importance of making sure Government polices and the work it directs are grounded in the realities of people’s experiences.  Sue Ryder is one of the first charities and the first hospice provider to be involved in the initiative and offer placements of this kind.  

04/09/2013 13:42:39 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder response to announcement of Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP)

John Hughes, Medical Director at Sue Ryder, said:  "We welcome the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP) which was set up in response to the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.  The range of organisations included in the group from across health and social care highlights the importance of the issue, as well as the need for a united front to work towards improving the care for people facing the end of their lives.   

30/08/2013 10:25:22 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Gorvins secures BJL acquisition of Mere PR

Leading Stockport law firm, Gorvins Solicitors, has recently acted for marketing and communications agency BJL in its purchase of Mere PR.

30/07/2013 09:09:48 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

Sue Ryder comment on Sir Bruce Keogh report of hospital performance based on review of 14 NHS trusts

Findings in Sir Bruce Keogh’s report of hospital performance (published Tuesday, 16 July) unfortunately highlight that the shocking and poor care at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust hospital were not isolated cases.  After 65 years of the NHS, it is disgraceful and unacceptable that people, and their families, do not receive the care they need, and deserve.  

16/07/2013 14:22:57 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder comment on the Liverpool Care Pathway review (published 15 July)

Sue Ryder has previously emphasised that although the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), and other integrated care pathways can be a successful way of delivering high quality and personalised end of life care, this is dependent upon whether or not the professionals using these pathways have received adequate training in end of life care. We note that the review has recommended the phasing out of the use of the LCP over the next 6 to 12 months. We call on Government and professional bodies to retain the elements of care that are essential to delivering good quality end of life care in any future guidelines.  

16/07/2013 10:57:12 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

People accept painful death to be with loved ones, finds Sue Ryder report

New research reveals people would choose to die in pain so they could spend their last few days of life at home Findings spur Sue Ryder to call on government and commissioners to improve quality of care across the board to prevent unacceptable trade-offs at end of life.

09/07/2013 09:37:02 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder response to comprehensive spending review announcement

We welcome the Chancellor’s spending review announcement of an investment of £3 billion for the integration of health and social care. This is another vital step and shows a firmer commitment towards the much needed integration of the existing systems. Integration must be based on the principle of delivering care that is tailored to each individual and recognises their needs and wishes, as well as improving their quality of life.  Our key concern is that the funding gets to those who need it most. The current lack of integration directly affects those living with a life changing illness at the end of their life. These Individuals often fall between the gaps in the system and can either end up without the vital care they need or without a say about how they are cared for. The Chancellor’s announcement has the potential to provide the platform needed to significantly change the way end of life care services work for individuals and their families. Our Dying isn’t working campaign is calling for better system integration to support those at the end of life. We will continue to work with government to make this a reality and seek investment where it matters most.  

28/06/2013 17:15:39 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

New Sue Ryder charity shop welcomes Secretary of State for Health

A new Sue Ryder store located in Farnham town centre, Surrey, today warmly welcomed the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP. The Secretary of State visited the Sue Ryder store, based in his constituency of South West Surrey, to see firsthand how donations ranging from jewellery to shoes and decorations will be sold to help Sue Ryder to continue to provide expert care to people with end of life care needs and life changing conditions, such as cancer, dementia and multiple sclerosis. The Farnham store already has a great selection on offer thanks to generous donations, including high quality second hand clothes, accessories, music and books as well as a wide range of new goods, including art equipment, guitars and dolls’ houses. Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey and Secretary of State for Health said: "I know I speak for many local people when I say that this new store will continue to be greatly supported, with the proceeds from sales helping to fund specialist health care and support for people living with a wide range of end of life needs and long-term conditions, which Sue Ryder provides for people across the country." Paul Woodward, Chief Executive at Sue Ryder said: “At Sue Ryder, we are dedicated to caring for people and their loved ones by providing expert care and emotional support during someone’s final days or enabling people affected by long term conditions to make the most out of life.  We do this through our hospices, neurological care centres and within local communities.” “By supporting our new Farnham store and any one of our 400 stores across the country, people can help us to raise much needed funding to continue our provision of expert care and support for over 16,000 people every year.” “Our shops are not only a place to donate to or to buy unique items from, but also a great place to volunteer; where local people can give their spare time to support us, whilst gaining experience and developing new skills.”

24/06/2013 15:05:38 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Entrepreneur channels support for glamorous fundraiser

A Wigan-based entrepreneur is staging a glamorous black tie event later this month as part of his fundraising drive to help disabled children. Tom Cropper, Managing Director of The Recruitment Shed based in Goose Green and former Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce "Entrepreneur of the Year”, is staging the ‘Channel Ball’ on Thursday 27th June as part of a campaign which will see him swim the English Channel in aid of the charity, Caudwell Children.

21/06/2013 12:38:03 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Demos and Sue Ryder call for action to prevent ‘hit and miss’ end of life care

Demos and Sue Ryder launch research to reveal vast differences in diagnosis and support between groups of terminally ill patients based on arbitrary factors.   The research published today (19 June) by the think-tank Demos, and supported by Sue Ryder, reveals unacceptable inequalities in end of life care, and calls on government and commissioners to level the playing field.  

19/06/2013 10:49:44 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Charity appeals to community to help keep the dream alive

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11/06/2013 12:24:06 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Baroness Campbell speaks out in support of ‘can do’ charity

Outspoken campaigner and member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Baroness Jane Campbell of Surbiton DBE, praised the ‘can do’ attitude of a national children’s charity during a speech at their annual flagship fundraiser recently. Cross party peer, Baroness Campbell delivered an impassioned speech at the Butterfly Ball in London, an annual event which raises money for national charity, Caudwell Children.

30/05/2013 10:14:46 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Academy advises businesses on the effect of drugs

Leading North West businesses were given an insight into the impact of drugs in the workplace in the latest workshop by Gorvins Business Academy.

20/05/2013 12:00:36 By Emily Beckett from Gorvins Solicitors

Early Birds are Keeping the Dream Alive

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Two Lichfield business men are launching a new networking group in a bid to support other local businesses and also help 25 children with life limiting conditions get the holiday of a lifetime.   Brian Milman-Hurst and Gareth Reynolds launch EarlyBirds networking group on Thursday 6th June and will be donating all profits to national charity Caudwell Children’s Keep The Dream Alive appeal.   The appeal was launched by the charity as the Destination Dreams holiday, which has been held annually since 2007, came into jeopardy due to lack of funds.

14/05/2013 10:26:06 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013 gets underway

Today sees the launch of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013, which aims to change public attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement.  The Dying Matters Coalition has various member organisations, including Sue Ryder, which span across the NHS, voluntary and independent health and care sectors. New research released by the coalition today shows that the majority of people in Britain have not discussed or made any plans for when they die, and as a result are at risk of not getting the appropriate end of life care. To find out more about Dying Matters, and access a wide range of information and practical resources, visit: www.dyingmatters.org

13/05/2013 14:32:40 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

WANTED: Sue Ryder launch month-long campaign encouraging people to donate unwanted items to its shops

People throw away millions of items a week rather than donate to charity as they feel they are too worn or old – but Sue Ryder will take everything from a once worn blouse to an odd sock.  So you don’t need to open your wallet or climb a mountain to help your local charity just clear out your cupboard and donate your unwanted items. Sue Ryder wants your unwanted items – old or new, so they can turn them into incredible care for people with life-changing illness. The charity reuses, recycles and re-sells over 15,000 tons of donations a year that might normally end up as unnecessary landfill. Last year, Sue Ryder generated over £9.5 million from the sale of donated and new goods.  

08/05/2013 16:31:53 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder Prison Volunteer Programme shortlisted for national award

Among The Charity Awards shortlist announced on Tuesday 7 May is Sue Ryder's programme to increase long-term volunteer support across over 400 charity shops while also helping offenders to learn new skills. The Charity Awards are one of the sector’s most prestigious schemes, and the 2013 winners will be announced on 13 June. 

08/05/2013 16:16:04 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder response to Queen's Speech

Paul Woodward, CEO at Sue Ryder said: We welcome the announcement of the Care Bill in the Queens’s speech today (8 May 2013); illustrating the importance of this key milestone in addressing reform of the adult social care system.   For too long the adult social care system has been in need of radical reform to ensure everybody (of all ages including the elderly) who needs care and support receives it.  And, to address the difficult situation that many find themselves in as they face huge care costs.     Around one in six people in the UK will develop a neurological condition in their lifetime* yet there is not enough being done to support them, and their families.  Access to tailored social care can make a huge difference to the quality of people’s lives; it can enable people to live independently and be part of their community, and reduce feelings of isolation and depression.     We hope the Bill embeds the Government’s commitment to personalisation; essential to provide people with improved choice and control over care that they want and need.  And, that it clearly shows how it will support local authorities to embed a diverse marketplace to meet the needs of their local communities, including people living with neurological conditions.  Our recent Forgotten Millions report highlighted that only 5% of local authorities responding to our FOI request know how many individuals living with any neurological condition they care for. This lack of data means local authorities are not equipped with the right knowledge to commission appropriate tailored care; this needs to change.     We eagerly await the details of the Care Bill, and will continue to work with the Government, local authorities and local communities to provide accessible care tailored to people’s individual needs.   (*Neurological Alliance, March 2013)

08/05/2013 13:14:05 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder Chief Executive to retire after seven years of incredible care

Paul Woodward, Chief Executive at Sue Ryder, has announced his retirement after seven successful years.    As a leading charitable health and social care provider, 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 life, the team at Sue Ryder are there for them and their loved ones. Paul Woodward, Chief Executive at Sue Ryder said: “It has been a privilege to lead such a fine organisation and I would like to thank everyone for the support they have given Sue Ryder and to me personally. I am confident that this support will continue for the charity and my successor in the years to come. In the meantime I remain fully committed to leading Sue Ryder until my retirement.  “The charity is in good shape with an exciting new strategy and five year plan. Sue Ryder is ready for a new chapter and I have every confidence that, inspired by a new Chief Executive, the organisation will achieve great things and will continue to provide incredible care to the people we care for and their families.”   Roger Paffard, chairman at Sue Ryder said:  “After seven years service, Paul Woodward, our Chief Executive, has decided to retire. He will hand over to a new Chief Executive by the end of this financial year, March 2014. We will now implement our plans to use the time to follow a thorough process to identify and appoint a new Chief Executive to lead us through the next five years. Until that time, Paul will remain firmly at the helm. Under Paul's leadership Sue Ryder has gone from strength to strength. We now care for more than 16,000 people each year. Our hospices have been refurbished and we have introduced personalised care. We now have more than 10,000 volunteers, our finances are in much better shape and our net Retail income is topping £10 million. I shall be very sad to see Paul retire given his outstanding contribution to the successful development of Sue Ryder, but I believe we are in a strong position to continue to provide incredible care to those we care for and their families.” -ends- For more information please contact the Sue Ryder PR team on 020 7554 5942 or e-mail: yetunde.akintewe@suerydercare.org 

26/04/2013 11:20:17 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Businessman swaps beaches for blisters in aid of charity

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23/04/2013 10:38:47 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Company Gears Up to ACT on Autism

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE A Derbyshire man who runs an I.T company is using his business to help unlock the lives of children living with Autism.   Darren Perrin who runs Redcar Computers has pledged to give ten percent of every call out fee he receives to national charity, Caudwell Children, to support their A.C.T (Autistic Children’s Therapies) programme.   The programme provides therapies for children with Autism which help to increase their communication, independence and social skills.  

23/04/2013 10:36:34 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

York-based Great Rail Journeys makes its debut in Sunday Times PWC Profit Track 100

York-based tour operator Great Rail Journeys has made its debut into the 14th annual Sunday Times PwC Profit Track 100 list at number 78.  The league table ranks Britain’s privately-owned companies with the fastest-growing profits over the last three years of available audited accounts.

19/04/2013 11:38:45 By Great Rail from Great Rail

Plumber helping to ensure kids trip doesn’t become a pipe dream

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Spondon plumber Liam Leavesley is taking his tool belt off and putting his hiking boots on this summer to take part in the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge in aid of a national charity.   Liam is hoping to raise money for Caudwell Children’s ‘Keep The Dream Alive’ appeal, to help send 25 children fighting life threatening illness on a holiday of a lifetime later this year.   Caudwell Children, who have been organising the Destination Dreams holiday annually since 2007, have launched the ‘Keep The Dream Alive’ appeal as the holiday is in jeopardy due to lack of funds.  

15/04/2013 10:11:24 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Sue Ryder awarded £1.2m Government grant to deliver incredible hospice care

Sue Ryder welcomes a £1.2 million Department of Health grant announced today (10 April 2013) by health minister, Norman Lamb, for three of its hospices in Peterborough, Reading and Cheltenham. The grant will be used to develop an enhanced range of end of life care services that will give people more choice and control over how and where they'd like to receive care. It is estimated that 250,000 people every year within the UK already rely upon charity run hospice services to provide end of life care.  As a leading charitable health and social care provider, 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 life, Sue Ryder is there for them and their loved ones. The grant awarded to Sue Ryder is part of the Department of Health’s £60 million capital grant programme announced in 2012.  The grant programme aims to fund improvements to the physical environment of hospices throughout England, by increasing the capacity for hospice environments to improve quality of life and independence for patients. Sue Ryder’s Duchess of Kent House, Leckhampton Court Hospice and Thorpe Hall Hospice will each use the funding to progress planned refurbishment and renovation work to enhance its services for people and their families. Within the referral area of Thorpe Hall Hospice, it is estimated that 75,000 people are living with an incurable illness that requires specialist care; with 13,000 of those people living in Peterborough alone.  In order to meet this increasing need, Sue Ryder has launched a capital appeal to raise £6 million by March 2015 to fund a new purpose-built, state-of-the-art hospice to be built in the grounds of the existing building.  The new hospice will be a centre of excellence offering a wider range of end-of-life care for people in the region. Paul Woodward, Chief Executive at Sue Ryder said: “Hospice care provides a dignified and comfortable alternative for people to spend their final days.  The nature of the care we provide means that we are not only able to relieve pain and other distressing symptoms, but can also offer psychological, social and spiritual support for patients, families and carers. “Improving quality of life and delivering personalised care is at the heart of all Sue Ryder’s service developments.  The Department of Health grant - secured for three of our seven hospices – will be used to develop our services to ensure that we continue to provide care that allows people to live well and remain as independent as possible. "We are committed to ensuring high quality end of life care for all and welcome this important recognition that improving facilities and surrounding environments is an integral part of this.”   The following three Sue Ryder hospices received funding: Sue Ryder – Duchess of Kent House in Reading Established 20 years ago, Duchess of Kent House hospice is the sole provider of specialist palliative care for people living in the Berkshire West area, and has been awarded £456,943.  The grant will be used to revitalise the inpatient facilities by creating 15 en-suite bedrooms with WIFI access, constructing a new reception area and introducing telemedicine facilities helping patients’ access services from their own homes. Pamela Chatfield, Care Services Manager at Duchess of Kent House Hospice said: “We are proud to receive this award to ensure that we can maintain our high standard of specialist palliative care.  The improvements to living spaces and our reception area will have a far reaching and positive effect on our patients, their families and our staff.” Sue Ryder – Leckhampton Court Hospice in Cheltenham Leckhampton Court Hospice has been awarded £202,707 to improve day hospice facilities.  This will include extending the building to create new consultancy and therapy rooms, creating more multifunctional spaces to help respond to different patient needs and increased access to the hospice gardens. Lorraine Dixon, Palliative Care Services Manager at Leckhampton Court Hospice said: “This is fabulous news for the hospice and the people of Gloucestershire. The improved facilities will enable us to expand the high quality specialist palliative care we offer to support more patients and their families to be cared for in their own homes for as long as possible. ”     Sue Ryder – Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough Thorpe Hall Hospice has been awarded £510,146 to develop a new day hospice service that will run alongside the existing inpatient hospice facility. The new service will help to meet identified local needs and will enable people living with a range of conditions to access all the services they need in the same place, helping to avoid  often stressful visits to local hospital acute units.  The day service is part of wider plans to build a purpose-built and state-of-the art hospice.  Phillip Ball, Palliative Care Services Manager at Thorpe Hall Hospice said: “The team at Thorpe Hall Hospice are thrilled to have been successful in getting this Department of Health grant.  It will go a long way to helping refresh older parts of the building in preparation for connection to the new Inpatient unit we have launched our appeal for. These new spaces will help us deliver new and expanded services for the local community, keeping us at the forefront of the delivery of incredible care.”  

10/04/2013 14:34:05 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

GSH staff choose to support disability charity

Staff at a leading facilities and energy management company have chosen to support national charity, Caudwell Children, with a series of high profile fundraising events over the next 12 months. Following a vote by the  1400 employees at the GSH Group, who have offices in Stoke-on-Trent,  London, Livingston, Belfast & Dublin, an overwhelming majority voted in favour of the children’s charity, which also has its Head Office in Staffordshire.

09/04/2013 13:18:29 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Son’s autism inspires double marathon challenge

An engineer from Bedfordshire and his brother-in-law are preparing to take on separate marathon challenges this month to help the charity that has supported his son, Harry, who has autism. Alan Browne from Ampthill and Stephen Richardson from Harlington are tackling the Brighton and London Marathons to raise money for national charity, Caudwell Children. 

08/04/2013 12:07:22 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Family Devastated as Boy’s Dream is Cancelled

A Fleetwood family have been left devastated after having to cancel their sons’ life changing operation for the second time.   Kai Hodgkinson, 4, has Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, which means that he is unable to walk unaided.  His family have been fundraising for over a year to raise the £58,000 needed so that Kai can have a procedure called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) in St Louis, Missouri, which will help make Kai’s dream of walking come true.

03/04/2013 15:41:37 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Accountant hopes miles add up to charity money

An accountant from West Yorkshire will be swapping his Profit & Loss for his Personal Best this month as he takes part in the Wakefield 10k in a bid to raise money for charity. Jason Sinclair, who lives in Wakefield, is taking on the challenge as part of a three year charity partnership between Howarth Timber & Building Supplies and Caudwell Children, a national children’s charity.

03/04/2013 10:00:16 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Sue Ryder launch £6m capital appeal to build new hospice in Peterborough

Today (27 March), Sue Ryder will launch a £6m capital appeal to build a new state-of-the-art hospice in the grounds of Thorpe Hall in Peterborough in the presence of Appeal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester.  The event will also be attended by local dignitaries, appeal board members, supporters of the hospice and Sue Ryder staff and volunteers.  The appeal will run for 2 years and Sue Ryder is encouraging everybody to get involved.

27/03/2013 10:14:26 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Fair Playing Field review signals fresh hope for health charities

Sue Ryder today welcomes further progress towards the removal of tax barriers that are preventing charities from delivering NHS services in England.  As a leading charitable health and social care provider, Sue Ryder runs six neurological centres and seven hospices located across the UK, each providing specialist care for people with long term conditions and life changing illnesses. It is estimated that 250,000 people every year within the UK already rely upon charity run hospice services to provide end of life care.  With the Government’s NHS and public service reforms, it is expected that more charities will deliver a greater volume of health and public services in future. The ‘Fair Playing Field review’ report from health watchdog, Monitor, follows the charity’s victory in securing an amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill last year.  The amendment, which was laid by Lord Patel of Bradford, required the Government to review all matters affecting charities’ ability to provide NHS services, including higher running costs being incurred due to charities’ inability to recover tax and VAT. The charity’s campaign to remove tax burdens began in 2011, following the decision from Berkshire West Primary Care Trust (PCT) to transfer all of its’ specialist palliative services to Sue Ryder.  This was believed to be the first time an NHS-run hospice was transferred to a voluntary organisation. Despite the transfer successfully filling an identified gap in services, enabling more people to be cared for at home as they wished and reducing distressing hospital admissions for individuals near the end of life, the higher costs incurred due to the existing tax scheme almost prevented the transfer from taking place. Sue Ryder estimates that if the current system continues, every £10 million spent by the NHS in outsourcing to the voluntary sector could result in an additional VAT burden of £400,000 for charities delivering services.  Such financial burdens would increase the cost of running much needed services instead of helping the delivery of better quality care. Paul Woodward, Chief Executive at Sue Ryder said: “The NHS is heavily reliant on us to provide services for people at the end of life. Without the hospice movement, many people would die in a hospital, something we know most do not want. The majority (70%) of people would prefer to die at home but currently only 20% of people are able to do so.   “It is crucial that the patient is at the heart of the decision making process. We welcome many of Monitor’s recommendations to strengthen commissioning practices and hope that going forward; commissioners do not just see these recommendations as processes but as ways of improving people’s lives.     “We hope that the government will use this as an opportunity to make much needed VAT improvements, so that vital services are no longer affected. For example, one of our hospices incurs an additional £25,080 in VAT each year as a result of the existing scheme.  This amount is the equivalent of us employing a nurse for around 44 weeks, providing 1,500 bereavement sessions for families who have lost loved ones or providing 2,500 hours of support from a carer. The benefit of Sue Ryder’s services to individuals, families and communities is not quantifiable. It’s priceless.” Lord Patel of Bradford said: “I am pleased with the progress on this important issue.  Sue Ryder’s campaign has been the key driver in raising awareness about the problem of irrecoverable VAT for charities providing healthcare services.  They rightly identified and highlighted the risks to Government, that the charitable sector, and those individuals who give their hard-earned money to charities, were in effect subsidising essential care.   “The charitable sector and Government need to continue to work together to ensure that organisations and services within the sector are provided with the same tax benefits given to the NHS, so that funds raised by charities can go where they are most needed – towards front line care delivery.”

26/03/2013 12:08:36 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Timber firm want walkers to join 12 hour challenge

People from across Yorkshire are being urged to join the region’s biggest independent timber merchants as they take on the county’s toughest challenge to help change the lives of disabled children. Howarth Timber & Building Supplies is appealing for individuals to join them as they tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge this August in a bid to raise money for their Charity of the Year, Caudwell Children.

25/03/2013 15:25:36 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Howarth Timber Builds Charity Foundations Across Lancashire

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies staff across the Lancashire area have announced a charity partnership which aims to raise thousands for disabled children living in the local area. The builder’s merchant boasts six different sites across the Lancashire area. These branches are the latest of the Howarth Timber Group to support Caudwell Children, which provides practical and emotional support for disabled children. Staff across the Lancashire branches will be taking part in different fundraising events over the coming months in a bid to support the charity as well as their local communities.

25/03/2013 11:37:09 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

90 Miles to Give More Smiles

A local couple will be riding like the wind later this year as they cycle nearly 100 miles from Staffordshire to Blackpool in a bid to raise money for disabled children’s charity. Novice cyclists Elaine Revans and Nathan Foster, who live in Newcastle-under-Lyme, will be riding the gruelling 90 miles from Britannia Stadium to Blackpool Tower on June 2nd in a bid to raise money for national charity, Caudwell Children.

25/03/2013 11:26:16 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Staffs Police fighting for title

There are only 100 tickets left for the highly anticipated ‘Battles of Britain’ boxing match between Staffordshire Police and the Scotland Police Service Boxing Team. Taking place at the Moat House Hotel on Festival Park on Saturday 13th April, the latest in a series of charity boxing events will see representatives from the two forces go head-to-head in front of a packed live audience.

22/03/2013 15:21:47 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Sue Ryder response to the 2013 Budget announcement

We welcome the Budget announcement that the proposed cap on the amount people will be expected to pay towards their care costs will be introduced earlier than expected, in 2016. We also support the confirmation of an increase in the means tested threshold for residential care to £118,000, which will also come into effect in 2016. These are all very important steps that will help to ease some of the financial pressures being faced by families across the country as they look after loved ones with terminal and long term neurological conditions.   The Chancellor’s announcement makes much needed progress in protecting people from limitless care costs in the future.  However, we remain concerned that the new measures will not provide the urgent support that is needed now, by millions of people facing the challenges of living with long term neurological conditions and terminal illness. The means test process in particular can place a very stressful burden on people living with a terminal condition.  We would like to see further commitment from the government to make social care free for those at the end of their life. This will help to remove the financial pressure that individuals and their families face at this most challenging time.  

21/03/2013 13:00:37 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder welcomes the Joint Committee report on the Draft Care and Support Bill

We welcome today’s publication of the Joint Committee’s report on the Draft Care and Support Bill. The report makes clear recommendations that if accepted by the government will improve the care and support system, and the lives of those who depend on it. We are particularly pleased that the committee has considered and made recommendations that address the need to strengthen local commissioning practices.  Our ‘Forgotten Millions’ report revealed that only 5% out of 131 local authorities have information about the number of individuals with neurological conditions they provide services for.  A lack of understanding and data means that local authorities cannot plan appropriate services accordingly. If the government takes on board the committee’s recommendations to address these concerns we believe this could be improved, ensuring individuals have access to services tailored to suit their needs and condition. We also welcome the Committee’s endorsement for the future introduction of free social care for those at the end of their life. Having to undergo a means test can often contribute to the distress that individuals and their families face at this challenging time. Removing it would not only help to ease the pressure, but importantly enable more people to be cared for, and die at home if that is their wish. Successive governments have often put social care reform in the too difficult box.  We hope that this government will continue to live up to its promise of reform by taking on board the joint committee’s recommendations and making it a priority on the next legislative agenda.

19/03/2013 14:36:23 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Staff Make it All Dwight for James

Whilst most people are tucking into Easter eggs a group of Bonmarche staff are going to get Easter Sunday off to a cracking start by doing a 10-mile walk to raise money for local boy James Dwight.   Nine-year-old James has Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy which means that he is unable to walk unaided, meaning that at home he often crawls on all fours and when out relies on a wheelchair.

19/03/2013 12:02:52 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Businessman wants to clean up for charity

Kind-hearted Heanor businessman Bret Harrison is using his company to help 25 children with life-limiting and terminal conditions get their dream trip to Florida.   Bret owns Excel Cleaning Solutions, a professional cleaning company providing cleaning services to business in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire region, and this week announced that he is supporting the Caudwell Children‘s Keep The Dream Alive Appeal’ by donating 15 per cent of profits from all new contracts.

19/03/2013 10:44:05 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Businesses Take on Killer Challenge

Members of a Trentham based networking group are taking part in the Mow Cop Killer Mile to raise money for local disabled children. Following an appeal made by Caudwell Children, a disabled children’s charity based in Stoke-on-Trent, 12 members of the Sir Stanley Matthews chapter of Business Network International (BNI) will be tackling the Mow Cop Killer Mile on Thursday May 9th. The brief but brutal challenge will see them endure a mile long run on a 25% gradient, climbing one of the steepest roads in country.

15/03/2013 13:15:22 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Brain Awareness Week 2013 gets underway

Today sees the launch of Brain Awareness Week 2013 involving Sue Ryder and more than 70 national and regional organisations across the UK, joining forces with the Neurological Alliance. The group of organisations have come together to launch the week, which runs from 11 – 17 March 2013, in order to raise awareness of neurological conditions under the theme ‘Our Brains Matter’. A joint press release  highlights the need for improvements and investment to create a consistent level of care across the country. The group is also launching an online poll to build a clear picture of just how difficult getting the correct diagnosis of a neurological condition can be. Steve Jenkin, Director of Health and Social Care at Sue Ryder said: “We are delighted to be part of this campaign with other organisations and members of the Neurological Alliance. “Brain Awareness Week is an important step in raising awareness of neurological conditions and the key issues. We urge everyone affected to complete our online poll and help us to identify some of the challenges facing neurology services in the UK.’

11/03/2013 11:20:51 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Gorvins launch ambitious Business Academy

Leading law firm Gorvins Solicitors has teamed up with a unique set of expert partners to develop a prestigious school of education and training to help business. The move comes after repeated requests made to Gorvins by SME businesses for affordable ‘added value’ guidance and training on a broad range of commercial issues.

08/03/2013 10:08:31 By Jo Scott from Gorvins Solicitors

Sue Ryder take part in Channel 4’s Dispatches ‘Death on the Wards’

Sue Ryder featured in Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, ‘Death on the Wards’ (aired on Monday 4 March) which focussed on the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), an advance care planning framework for use at end of life.   The programme interviewed leading specialists including Sue Ryder consultant, Doctor Penny McNamara, and terminally ill patients and families.  And, it revealed the results of the first survey of thousands of doctors into how the process of dying is managed in our hospitals.   

04/03/2013 20:14:57 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Racer on track for challenge to help kids

A top ranking British motor racing driver from Manchester is set to help disabled children next month as he completes the Silverstone track - by foot! Normally accustomed to racing at speeds of 200mph, Oliver Webb will swap turbo speed for trainers as he runs the Adidas Silverstone Marathon on Sunday, March 3rd to help raise funds for Caudwell Children, a national charity which provides emotional and practical support for disabled children across the UK.

26/02/2013 06:02:06 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Local Howarth Timber Branches and Caudwell Children Join Forces

Staff at Howarth Timber & Building Supplies acorss the country have announced a charity partnership which aims to raise thousands for disabled children living in their local areas. Howarth Timber Group will be supporting Caudwell Children for the next three years, a charity which provides practical and emotional support for disabled children. Branches across the country will be taking part in different fundraising events over the coming months in a bid to support the charity as well as their local community.

25/02/2013 04:07:33 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Charity encourages people to ‘Go Purple!’ and save lives

A national charity is urging people across the country to help it raise awareness of one the UK’s least-known, life-threatening diseases by ‘Going Purple’ throughout the month of March.

13/02/2013 15:10:35 By Mathew Waik from Kidney Research UK

Sue Ryder response to government social care funding announcement

At Sue Ryder, we are passionate that people with serious health needs get the care and support they want. We’re committed to improving standards in long-term and end of life care and we will continue to speak up on behalf of people with complex care needs so they can have increased access to better quality care. The government announcement on social care funding marks progress towards a much fairer system, but the settlement does not go far enough.  For years the lack of funding has pushed the social care system to breaking point.  The increasing strain on local authority budgets means that we are likely to see more specialist care services being cut and more people being denied access to care without further investment. The announced £75,000 cap is set significantly higher than the £35,000 cap originally recommended by Andrew Dilnot. Whilst the proposals do go some way to protect more people from limitless care costs in the future, we are concerned that they will bring little consolation to the millions of people living with long term neurological conditions and terminal illness that need urgent support now.  This announcement is also only part of the funding reform issue.       We would like to see further commitment from the government to make social care free for those nearing the end of their lives.  The assessment and means test process can place a stressful burden particularly on those living with a terminal condition.  By making social care free at this most challenging time, the financial burden is removed and can ease pressure on individuals and their families. 

13/02/2013 10:12:32 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder statement on the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry

As a leading charitable health and social care provider, we believe that everyone should be able to receive the high quality care and support they need to enable them to live their lives to the full, and when the time comes, to die with dignity, pain free in the place of their choice.   We welcome the 2nd Mid Staffordshire inquiry report and are keen to work with organisations across the health sector to achieve the highest standards of care.   It is essential that organisations throughout the health sector understand that quality is everyone’s responsibility and that we all have a part to play to ensure the shocking experiences of the patients at Mid Staffordshire do not happen again.

06/02/2013 15:05:41 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Howarth Timber Group and Caudwell Children Join Forces

Howarth Timber Group is the latest company to join national charity, Caudwell Children, in their mission to change the lives of disabled children and their families. Howarth Timber comprises of 28 timber and builders’ merchant branches and is the UK’s largest privately-owned timber company. The company was introduced to Caudwell Children by Paralympian Matthew Dimbylow, who acts as an ambassador for the charity’s Enable Sport service.

05/02/2013 13:56:48 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Sue Ryder selected for prestigious healthcare award in Aberdeen

Dee View Court - one of six residential care homes run by Sue Ryder - has been shortlisted in the ‘Brain Injury Rehabilitation Category’ for its work in Aberdeen. Promoted by Laing and Buisson - the UK’s most highly regarded provider of information and market intelligence in the independent health, community care and childcare sectors – the ‘Brain Injury Rehabilitation Category’ recognises excellence in the provision of brain injury rehabilitation services.

24/01/2013 17:22:26 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Charity partners with entrepreneur to protect Lost Kidz

A national children’s charity has today been unveiled as the official partner of a revolutionary new mobile phone App designed to minimise the time a child can go missing for and therefore reducing the risk of that child being harmed, either accidentally or on purpose. Caudwell Children were approached by social entrepreneur and the co-developer of the ‘Lost Kidz’ application, Stephen Fern, to promote the alert system and assist in building a nationwide community of people able to launch a search at a moment’s notice. 

24/01/2013 08:33:38 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Appeal to help Staffordshire tot

A local appeal has been launched to help a youngster from Staffordshire and other disabled children get crucial help. George Willett, who will turn two later this month, is due to receive a specialist car seat worth over £280, but the charity funding the donation urgently needs help.

22/01/2013 16:23:45 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Appeal to take on Staffordshire’s killer challenge

People from across Staffordshire are being urged to come forward and take on one of the UK’s toughest challenges to help change the lives of disabled children. Caudwell Children is appealing for runners to tackle the 2013 Mow Cop Killer Mile, a brief but brutal challenge taking place on Thursday May 9th whichwill see them endure a mile long run on a 25% gradient, climbing one of thesteepest roads in the county.

22/01/2013 11:56:12 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Laughter the best medicine for Chingford kidney patient

A family from Chingford are showing that laughter really is the best medicine by organising a star-studded comedy night in Islington to raise money for charity Kidney Research UK – the UK’s leading funder of research into the treatment and prevention of kidney disease.

21/01/2013 11:39:15 By Mathew Waik from Kidney Research UK

Sue Ryder celebrates 60 years of incredible care

Throughout 2013 Sue Ryder is celebrating 60 years of incredible care.  The charity is also using its diamond anniversary to encourage people to help raise the £20million minimum needed each year to pay for medical care and emotional support for people living with life-changing illness.  

21/01/2013 09:49:08 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Boyzone star launches ‘Dream’ charity partnership

Boyzone star and professional motorsport driver, Shane Lynch, has today announced an innovative partnership between his company, Prestige Wrap & Customs, and the national charity, Caudwell Children to help customize children’s wheelchairs. The ‘Dream Wheelz’ project is a collaboration between Prestige Wrap & Customs and the charity, which promises to add some personality to children’s wheelchairs by providing individual paintwork and customized seating.

08/01/2013 11:36:17 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Charity praise Lancaster photographer for volunteer work

A national children’s charity has been singing the praises of Lancaster-based photographer, Jono Symonds, after he volunteered his time to capture disabled children and their families during a week-long dream holiday. Jono offered his services to the charity, Caudwell Children, to support the ‘Destination Dreams’ holiday; an annual trip to Florida for children fighting life threatening illnesses and their families.

04/01/2013 14:45:10 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Scottish health project helps over 4,000 at risk of kidney disease

A Kidney Research UK project set up to promote awareness of kidney disease in Glasgow has succeeded in reaching 4,500 people who are at significantly increased risk from the illness.

19/12/2012 14:53:16 By Mathew Waik from Kidney Research UK

Gorvins win Gold for 'Working with Young People' at Stockport Young Stars Awards 2012

6th December 2012 saw Stockport celebrating the achievements of its young people at an awards evening attended by over 300 people at Stockport Town Hall.

19/12/2012 14:24:11 By Jo Scott from Gorvins Solicitors

Sue Ryder receives full accreditation for its befriending scheme

Sue Ryder has recently been awarded the APS - Approved Provider Standard for its befriending scheme. The scheme helps improve quality of life for isolated patients, maintain independence as well as supporting their carers and family.

17/12/2012 17:35:25 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

House Magazine article about Sue Ryder Prison Volunteer Programme Parliamentary Reception

Read the article about the Prison Volunteer Programme, which appeared in the 13 December issue of House Magazine.  House Magazine is Parliament's own dedicated magazine and each edition is delivered to every MP and peer directly.

17/12/2012 15:20:57 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

Charity’s focus on “customer satisfaction” earns ISO 9001 accreditation from British Assessment Bureau

The Chief Executive of a national charity has hailed customer satisfaction in the Third Sector as “important to us as it is to the biggest consumer retailers” at a time when many UK charities are struggling to survive. The comments come as Caudwell Children celebrate receiving the international quality management accreditation, ISO 9001, from the UK’s leading certification body, the British Assessment Bureau.

13/12/2012 13:58:33 By Caudwell from Caudwell Children

Sue Ryder awarded Queen's Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award

To mark the Diamond Jubilee, HRH The Queen has hand-picked Sue Ryder to receive royal recognition for the health and social care charity’s involvement in volunteering in the UK.   One of 60 organisations to be awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012, Sue Ryder says, ‘the award is well-deserved tribute to our 10,000 wonderful volunteers for their invaluable support’.

12/12/2012 09:52:56 By Sue Ryder from Sue Ryder

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