Together for Short Lives
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Our values

Family supported by a children's palliative care service

Together for Short Lives vision is for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions to have as fulfilling lives as possible, and the best care at the end of life. Our mission is to secure the best quality of life and best end of life care for children who will have short lives.

All our work is shaped by our values, which informs everything we do:

  1. We listen to families and our work is shaped by what they tell us
    Families are at the heart of everything we do. We listen to children, young people and families and our work is shaped by their experiences and needs.
  2. We are compassionate and responsive
    We are compassionate and caring about everything we do. We are open, honest and responsive to the needs of children, young people and families, and everyone we work with.
  3. We will collaborate and bring people together
    We will bring the children’s palliative care sector together so that we can achieve more for children, young people and families. We will work in partnership, collaborate, share expertise and bring a unifying spirit to children’s palliative care.
  4. We are innovative, creative and will act as a catalyst for change
    We are innovative, creative and unafraid to challenge the status quo. We will always go the extra mile and explore new ways of working to deliver the very best for children, young people and families.
  5. We are passionate and determined
    We are passionate, determined, and ambitious about helping children, young people and families to live as full lives as possible. We will not stop until every family gets the care, support and services that they need.