See below for all the latest news stories on Together for Short Lives and children’s palliative care, or use the tags to the left to filter news stories by subject. For longer features and thought pieces you can also see our blog , or sign-up for our e-Bulletin to get regular news updates direct to your inbox. For press enquiries see our Media Centre.
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May 23 2017
Taboos could be leaving families feeling isolated
New survey shows lack of understanding about children’s palliative care and taboos around serious childhood illness could leave families at risk of isolation and of missing out on vital support
May 08 2017
Dying Matters calls for a new approach to supporting end of life care
New research from Dying Matters, launched this Dying Matters Awareness Week, shows that the majority of people would be willing to offer practical help to friends and neighbours dealing with death, dying and bereavement.
Apr 27 2017
Children’s hospice nursing shortage hitting care for sickest children
Our survey shows that the UK’s children’s hospices have a growing shortage of nurses. This shortfall means that children’s hospices are being increasingly forced to cut back the vital palliative care they can offer to families.
Nov 21 2016
Palliative care charities on the brink of state funding crisis
Cuts and freezes in statutory funding for children’s hospice and palliative care charities means a bleak outlook for seriously ill children and families in England.
Sep 19 2016
Children’s palliative care nurses needed to bridge care gap
There is currently a shortage of children’s palliative care nurses, and this is already having a negative impact on the care provided to children and families. Our new campaign You Can Be That Nurse encourages nurses to consider a career in children’s palliative care, and highlights how rewarding the role can be.
Aug 30 2016
The values that drive us
This week we are introducing you to our underlying values as well as showing you how we’re putting them into practice.
Jul 06 2016
Time to make palliative care choice commitment a reality
Together for Short Lives has broadly welcomed an important new government commitment which states that children and young people in England with the most complex needs should be able to live their lives as they and their parents wish.
May 26 2016
Our work in Parliament to support Children’s Hospice Week
During Children’s Hospice Week we are working with MPs to raise awareness of the challenges facing children with life-shortening conditions across the UK.
Mar 31 2016
End the postcode lottery in provision of palliative care
A review of end-of-life care for adults has found many hospitals are failing to provide face-to-face palliative care specialists around the clock for those that need it. Together for Short Lives is keen to work with government to end this postcode lottery in provision of end-of-life care.
Nov 30 2015
Support for bereaved people in poverty needs reforming, urge charities
Together for Short Lives, as part of the Funeral Poverty Alliance, has written to Baroness Altman asking her to look at the problem of funeral poverty.