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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 21 2017
HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge’s message for Children’s Hospice
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a personal video message to celebrate and mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week.
May 17 2017
Raising the bar for children’s palliative care
Together for Short Lives has welcomed the opportunity to help shape the new quality standard for children’s palliative care, which represents another positive step forward for care and support for children with life-limiting conditions.
May 11 2017
Together for Short Lives chosen to be Dribuild's Charity of the Year
Dribuild has pledged to support Together for Short Lives this year by carrying out a range of fundraising activities.
May 11 2017
Together for Short Lives launches vital resource
The dedicated care pathway starts from the point of recognition that a baby has a life-threatening condition and may not survive for long after birth and through their neonatal period.
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.
May 04 2017
Take time to listen to the weakest voices in this election
UK children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives has called on the parties contesting the general election to listen to the voices of the 49,000 children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions (an average of 75 in every constituency) as they finalise their pitches to voters. The call came as the charity set out the policies that it would like the Westminster parties to include in their general election manifestos.
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.
Apr 19 2017
NICE draft sets the standard for children’s palliative care
Together for Short Lives has welcomed the new draft quality standard on providing palliative care to seriously ill babies, children and young people which the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published for consultation.
Apr 03 2017
Partnering with Turn2us to fight UK poverty
Together for Short Lives partners with Turn2us on a new charitable fund to help people in need of financial assistance.