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Dec 21 2016
NICE sets the standard for transitions to adulthood
Together for Short Lives has welcomed the new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standard on ‘Transition from children’s to adults’ services’.
Dec 16 2016
Children’s social care must not be ignored in funding debate
The Communities Secretary Sajid Javid MP has announced that local authorities will be able to raise an additional £208million through council tax rises to spend on social care during 2017/18 – but children will be excluded from this funding.
Dec 13 2016
X Factor’s Champ Matt Terry’s Winner’s Single supporting our work
Together for Short Lives is so thrilled that Matt Terry is the 2016 X Factor Winner!
Dec 10 2016
Sunday Mirror backs our DLA campaign
This Christmas, The Mirror is supporting Together Short Lives’ Christmas appeal to help and support the 49,000 children and young people, and their families, across the UK who are unlikely to make it into adulthood.
Dec 06 2016
NICE publishes major new children’s palliative care guideline
Together for Short Lives has welcomed the new National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline on providing palliative care to seriously ill babies, children and young people.
Dec 05 2016
Major new children’s palliative care strategy for Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Department of Health has published a new 10-year strategy for palliative and end of life care for children and young people entitled 'Providing high quality palliative care for our children: a strategy for children’s palliative and end-of-life care 2016-26.'
Nov 23 2016
Autumn Statement fails families and children who aren’t managing
The Chancellor’s Autumn statement is a missed opportunity to help thousands of families of seriously ill children.
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.
Nov 16 2016
Children’s palliative care charity funding crisis in the spotlight
Barbara Gelb OBE, Chief Executive of Together for Short Lives, appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to call for the government to end the children’s palliative care funding crisis.
Oct 25 2016
Funding boost for children’s palliative care in Scotland
Together for Short Lives has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government has committed £30 million funding for CHAS as part of increased investment in children’s palliative care over the next five years.