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Apr 07 2017
I’ve had the time of my life
Shooting Star Chase children's hospice is supporting Together for Short Lives' upcoming conference Defining moments in children's palliative care. Tom Bradley from Shooting Star Chase has been working on a new database which has the potential to revolutionise care management for hospice professionals.
Mar 30 2017
Essential elements of great care
Together for Short Lives patron gives her view of what great children's palliative care should look like
Mar 29 2017
Helping say a very special, final farewell
Colourful Coffins are supporting Together for Short Lives' upcoming conference Defining moments in children's palliative care: Transforming the family experience. Mary Tomes from Colourful Coffins explains how they help families celebrate a loved one's life.
Mar 28 2017
Why I'm fundraising for seriously ill children
Our brave CEO Barbara explains what's motivated her to take on a tough Cliffhanger challenge this April.
Mar 24 2017
What does great palliative care look like?
Today we launch a public conversation about Together for Short Lives' future strategy, and our CEO is asking big questions about the sector.
Mar 22 2017
An important piece of a bigger puzzle?
James Cooper, Public Affairs and Policy Manager at Together for Short Lives, analyses whether the new children’s palliative care funding currency solves the longstanding problem of how to fund children’s palliative care in England.
Mar 17 2017
Tackling the cash conundrum
Investment management company CCLA are supporting Together for Short Lives' upcoming conference – Defining moments in children's palliative care: Transforming the family experience. CCLA’s Mark Davies shares his understanding of the challenges posed to charities by the current low interest rates.
Mar 17 2017
Volunteers supporting families
Paul Crawte outlines our pilot project to recruit volunteers to support families and describes some of the good ideas that have been shared between project sites.
Mar 10 2017
Applying for a Transition Award
In February, we held an information call for those intending to apply for our brand new Transition Awards Programme. So that no applicant misses out on useful information, we're publishing the information in this blog. Following the call, we also created an FAQ sheet designed to clarify the finer points of the application process.
Mar 03 2017
Research: A bedrock for service development
The Cochrane Pain & Palliative Care (PAPAS) Workshop on children’s palliative care on 24 February prompted me to set some thoughts down about the importance of research in children’s palliative care.