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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.
Mar 22 2016
Transforming care for seriously ill children in Scotland
Together for Short Lives, the UK charity for children with life-shortening conditions, is calling on the parties in the Scottish Parliament to commit to better palliative care for children in their upcoming election manifestos.
Mar 17 2016
Meet our new Ambassador - Rebecca Front
We are delighted to announce that the talented actor and writer Rebecca Front has become an ambassador for Together for Short Lives.
Mar 16 2016
Has the Chancellor forgotten seriously ill children?
Our Chief Executive asks: "If Budget 2016 puts the next generation first, where does that leave children and young people with life-shortening conditions?"
Mar 09 2016
We call for cross-party focus on children's palliative care in Wales
Leading UK children’s charity Together for Short Lives has partnered with children’s palliative care professionals and providers including Tŷ Hafan and Hope House to call for the next Welsh Government to maintain the momentum already achieved in improving the provision of palliative care to children with life-shortening conditions in Wales.
Mar 03 2016
MPs debate end of life care in the House of Commons
During a debate on end of life care in the House of Commons yesterday (2 March), several MPs called for children and young people to be given choice at the end of their lives. In response, a minister said he would consider how to accommodate children and young people in the government’s plans for end of life care.
Mar 02 2016
Downing Street reception shines a light on seriously ill children
Samantha Cameron last night (1 March) hosted a reception on our behalf at No. 10 Downing Street.
Feb 29 2016
Better palliative care needed for children in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and Together for Short Lives are calling on the Assembly parties to commit to better care for seriously ill children in their election manifestos.
Feb 24 2016
New guideline to support smoother transition for young people
We welcome the new National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance on ‘Transition from children’s to adults' services for young people using health or social care services.
Feb 17 2016
Nursing shortage threatens to cut care for seriously ill children
A shortage of nurses has resulted in two thirds of voluntary sector children’s palliative care services reducing their offer of care to families.