Together for Short Lives
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What we do

What we do and the support given

We are the UK charity for children’s palliative care. We are here to support and empower families caring for seriously ill children, and to build a strong and sustainable children’s palliative care sector – so that no family is left behind.

We directly support children and families through our helpline and the information and resources on our website, which help ensure that families can find the right local services and make the right choices about their child’s care.

We support all the professionals, children’s palliative care services and children’s hospices that deliver lifeline care. We have over 1,000 members, including children hospices, voluntary sector organisations and statutory service providers. By working together, we provide a strong and unified voice for the sector, and help services deliver the best quality care and support tailored to each family’s needs.

We work with the public, politicians and companies to raise awareness, advocate for change, and increase funding for children’s palliative care services. For example, this year we will have raised over £1 million with our corporate partners, which we will distribute to children’s hospices across the UK. Our advocacy and campaigning work has continued at pace, helping secure vital funding for services and families.

As a charity we rely on the support and generosity of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations. Please explore what we do using our website, and consider supporting us financially to ensure that we can continue to make a lifetime of difference for children who will have short lives.

We can’t change the diagnosis, but we can help children and families make the most of their time together.