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Nov 27 2012
Call for better support for seriously ill young people
Today the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Hospice and Palliative Care heard how Government, the NHS and professionals can improve care and support to young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The recommendations put to the group were drawn from the findings of a major study, the STEPP Project (Supporting health Transitions for young people with life-limiting conditions: researching Evidence of Positive Practice) into health transitions for this group of young people.
Nov 26 2012
Christmas panto live stream to children's hospices
Cinderella panto to live stream at Richard House and other hospices across the UK. Any children's hospice can watch the show for free!
Nov 23 2012
ITV1’s Daybreak and Hallmark Cards Announce Winner of Sketch Santa
Six year-old Demi Holmes has been crowned winner of the national ‘Sketch Santa’ competition. Her winning Christmas card design will join five celebrity creations to hit shelves across the UK today, with proceeds going to the six charities for ITV1's Text Santa charity appeal.
Nov 20 2012
Children with palliative care needs benefit from Scottish Square Table
Children and young people across Scotland who have life shortening conditions will be at the centre of discussions being held at a Scottish Square Table event on Tuesday 20 November at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.
Nov 13 2012
Be part of the Biggest Charity Bag Pack Ever for ITV's Text Santa
This year Text Santa will equally benefit six UK charities including Together for Short Lives, the leading charity for UK children’s hospices. The funds raised for Together for Short Lives will support 49 children’s hospices across the country.
Nov 12 2012
Review of Together for Short Lives Helpline
Together for Short Lives is currently carrying out a review of its information and helpline provision for families and professionals. Complete our survey to help inform the development of our helpline and other information services.
Nov 12 2012
SEN and Disability Pathfinders extended
Minister Edward Timpson MP has announced that the SEN and Disability Pathfinders in England have been extended for a further 18 months, to run through to September 2014
Oct 03 2012
Welcome to our new website
We're delighted to launch the brand new Together for Short Lives website. This development comes as we celebrate one year since the merger between ACT and Children's Hospices UK. It's fantastic to have a dedicated website for the new charity, fully integrated with the brand, mission and messages of Together for Short Lives.
Oct 02 2012
Hospice sector launches global palliative care news resource
The first global platform for real time international news and intelligence on hospice, palliative and end of life care has been launched today.
Oct 01 2012
Daybreak launches Celebrity Children's Christmas Card Competition
To celebrate ITV’s Christmas charity appeal Text Santa, Daybreak is giving one lucky youngster the chance to design their very own Christmas card to be sold alongside celebrity creations in shops nationwide.