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Jul 10 2016
Seriously ill children face a postcode lottery
4 out of 5 (81%) local authorities are failing to plan and fund care for children and young people with life-shortening conditions according to the resullts of our new survey information
Jul 06 2016
Time to make palliative care choice commitment a reality
Together for Short Lives has broadly welcomed an important new government commitment which states that children and young people in England with the most complex needs should be able to live their lives as they and their parents wish.
Jul 01 2016
We welcome pivotal new guide on caring for seriously ill children
Together for Short Lives has welcomed an important new guideline which calls for compassionate care for all children and young people with life-shortening and life-limiting conditions. The guide, ‘End of life care for infants, children and young people: planning and management’, has been drafted by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It aims to set out the care and support these children need and how it should be provided.
Jun 29 2016
New animation Through My Eyes
Our new animation shows the daily challenges families face caring for a child with a life-shortening condition, and the impact on family life.
Jun 09 2016
Center Parcs support Children's Hospices
We're delighted to announce the start of a two-year national partnership with Center Parcs to raise money for children’s hospice services across the UK.
Jun 08 2016
MPs show support for children with life-shortening conditions
MPs from across the parties have today pressed the government to improve the care and support on offer to children and young people with life-shortening conditions.
Jun 03 2016
Phoenix Trading to hold Cake and Card Fundraisers
We’re delighted to announce that throughout June, Phoenix Trading, the UK's number one direct selling, greeting card publisher, will be organising Cake and Card Fundraisers in support of children’s hospices in the UK.
Jun 02 2016
Midsummer Ball raises over £290,000
Our star studded Midsummer Ball at Banqueting House raised a staggering £290,000 in support of our work with seriously ill children and their families.
May 27 2016
Jack passed away at four years old. His family were supported by their local hospice and support worker before and after his death.
May 27 2016
When Claire had to say goodbye to her little boy Jacob, her extended family were able to share in this precious time thanks to their local children’s hospice.