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Mar 16 2017
Peers press government to improve children’s palliative care planning
A number of peers have called for the government to transform the way in which children’s palliative care is planned, funded and provided in England.
Mar 08 2017
Forgotten Children: Chancellor’s Budget fails seriously ill children
Budget 2017 has confirmed our worst fears: only the loudest voices are being heard while the most vulnerable children in our society, and their families, are being pushed to the periphery, says our CEO Barbara Gelb
Mar 07 2017
Let's turn up the volume for Children's Hospice Week!
Children's Hospice Week will be turning up the volume on children’s palliative care to raise awareness about the needs of seriously ill children and to celebrate all the lifeline services that children and families rely on.
Mar 02 2017
Report confirms postcode lottery in palliative care planning
Together for Short Lives has welcomed the publication of a crucial new research paper that shows the number and needs of people who need palliative care are poorly understood by commissioners.
Mar 01 2017
Call for robust data on seriously ill children
Together for Short Lives has welcomed an important new report commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and True Colours Trust, which highlights the lack of knowledge about the numbers of children with complex disabilities and/or life-limiting conditions.
Feb 09 2017
New ground-breaking transition awards
Together for Short Lives launches ground-breaking new Transition Awards Programme to fund innovative transition projects.
Feb 08 2017
Parliamentarians shine a light on the 49,000
Together for Short Lives seven key asks of the Chancellor's Budget aired at a Westminster Event
Jan 03 2017
Frankie & Benny's are our new corporate partner!
Frankie & Benny’s have pledged to raise £250,000 to help seriously ill children and their families
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.