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Frequently asked questions

Questions and answers to some of the common issues and requests

  • How Do I Apply to a Sue Ryder Residence?
    There is an application form available on each of the Centre's pages or alternatively you can contact us at our head office in Ballyroan, Co Laois.
  • Am I eligible for a Sue Ryder Ireland home?
    The Sue Ryder Ireland receives the majority of its capital funding from the Dept of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. As such it is required to meet 75% criteria of allocations to those eligible for social housing. Many people are entitled to social housing and are not aware of these entitlements. An application form for social housing is available from your local authority.
  • What is the rent?
    Residents pay a combined rent and service charge either weekly or monthly and we can assist in applying for state supports to help with this. We work in conjunction with local authorities in allocation of homes. If you think Sue Ryder Ireland may be the correct choice for you, please contact us.
  • The Foundation can allocate 25% of its units at its own discretion.
    In addition to the 25% discretionary allocation the Foundation can also allocate units to elderly Irish emigrants who wish to return to Ireland. As long as they don't own their own home they are eligible to be accommodated.
  • Can I bring my own furniture?
    Yes, whist the bungalows and apartments are almost fully furnished there is space for the residents to bring their own personal affects with them.
  • Will I be secure?
    The Foundation offers every tenant a tenancy agreement. This agreement set out the responsibilities of the landlord (the Sue Ryder Ireland) and the tenant. It is a clear contract setting out the standards that need to be met on both parts. The tenancy is a rolling periodic one that has no end date, so tenants are secure in their accommodation.
  • Will I have to move if I get too frail?
    The Foundation wants to keep all its residents for as long as possible. The current average age of Sue Ryder tenants is 82½. However much we would like to retain tenants if their needs surpass the ability of the Foundation to meet them, in agreement with the GP.
  • Donations: Items we Do accept
    New to You - Fashion Rediscovered Clothing - Men / Women / Children Footwear - Men / Women / Children Occasionwear such as Dresses and Suits - Men / Women / Children Bags and Accessories Jewelry Valuables Preloved - Looking for a new home Small Furniture pieces Large Furniture Home wares Soft furnishings China Kitchenware Ornaments Artwork: Painting | Pictures | Posters Oldies but Goodies - Treasures to be found Musical instruments Vinyl Books Bric a Brac Cd's DVD's Plus more
  • Donations: Items we can Not accept
    Electrical items Mattresses Duvets or pillows Children's soft toys Broken goods
  • How do I donate large furniture?
    To donate large pre loved furniture pieces, that are in good condition, please fill in the Form on our Furniture Donation page and include pictures of the pieces and we will be in touch. Please note we can only accept furniture that is good condition and that somebody else would love to have in their home.
  • Which charity shops sell large pre loved furniture?
    To find out if the Sue Ryder charity shop near you takes large pre loved furniture, please check the shops page where we find the list of all items including specifically "large furniture". If it is not stated on the shop list unfortunately we do not accept, or sell large furniture at the location. However there are 26 Sue Ryder charity shops in Ireland so check the next closet location also!
Fundraising and Events at Sue Ryder Ireland

Stay tuned for exciting fundraising events and activities!

Our upcoming events provide wonderful opportunities for you to get involved and contribute to our cause. From charity runs and sponsored walks to gala dinners and virtual campaigns, there's something for everyone to participate in. Join us in creating memorable experiences while making a meaningful difference in the lives of seniors.

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Recap of our successful fundraising events

We are grateful for the overwhelming support we have received through our past fundraising events. Together, we have achieved remarkable milestones and positively impacted the lives of many seniors. Browse through our gallery of past events to see the joy, enthusiasm, and community spirit that fuels our fundraising initiatives.

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