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May 18 2016
Response to the Queen’s Speech from Together for Short Lives
Following today’s Queen’s Speech, UK children’s palliative care charity, together for Short Lives, has called on the government not to overlook the UK’s 49,000 children and young people with life-shortening conditions as it seeks to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children.
May 18 2016
Share a family #ourselfie for Children's Hospice Week
Get involved in the UK's only awareness and fundraising week for children with life-shortening conditions and their families, and the hospice and palliative care services that support them.
May 09 2016
End of life care for children unequal too
Together for Short Lives has expressed deep concern at the findings of the Care Quality Commission’s review into end of life care in England – and has highlighted how shortfalls in care for dying adults are reflected in end of life care for children and young people too.
May 06 2016
The Big Conversation
We’re supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week, running 9-15 May 2016.
Apr 29 2016
New SEND guide for families
Helping families of seriously ill children find their way through the maze of assessments, plans and services.
Apr 26 2016
Updated Symptom Control Manual published
New edition of the ‘to go’ symptom control resource for professionals working with seriously ill children has been published. For the first time the manual is available as a cloud based web resource, as well as a pdf download.
Apr 18 2016
New films explain how help is at hand for families
Together for Short Lives has produced a series of three films which aim to reach out to families caring for a child with a life-shortening condition so they know they are not alone.
Apr 08 2016
New options for palliative care funding in England
NHS England and Public Health England have confirmed that they are expanding their search for a fairer and more sustainable way of funding palliative care.
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.
Mar 24 2016
Seriously ill children must never be an afterthought for government
Disabled people are only an "afterthought" for the government, a House of Lords report has said. Together for Short Lives is calling on ministers to take action to make sure that seriously ill children and young people can play a full role right across society - accessing education, transport, leisure, housing and the workplace.