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Sep 10 2015
Joint commissioning for children’s palliative care
A new guide released today by leading children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives aims to help clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authorities and health and wellbeing boards in England to work together to improve commissioning for palliative care for children and young people.
Sep 09 2015
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is Childhood Awareness Month in the UK and across the world – raising awareness of the impact of childhood cancer and the work being done to support children and families.
Sep 08 2015
Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care
As part of the National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership, Together for Short Lives today jointly launches ‘Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020’. This new national framework urges local NHS organisations and local authorities to act to improve end of life care for people of all ages.
Jul 27 2015
Continued support from Children with Cancer UK
Together for Short Lives is delighted to have received a further welfare grant from Children with Cancer UK to support the delivery of our new organisational strategy.
Jul 15 2015
CEO Barbara Gelb at Windsor Castle for Investiture
Barbara Gelb, Chief Executive of Together for Short Lives attended her Investiture ceremony for her OBE at Windsor Castle on 14 July. The OBE, awarded in recognition of services to improving care services for children, was presented to her by the Princess Royal.
Jul 14 2015
Fragile outlook on statutory funding for hospices in England
Statutory funding for adult and children’s hospices in England is fragile, unfair and unsustainable according to findings released today by national charities, Hospice UK and Together for Short Lives.
Jun 25 2015
Get ready to roll - Grand Rolls Raffle launches
It’s your chance to win a weekend of indulgence in a unique purple Rolls-Royce thanks to a new partnership between Together for Short Lives and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The Grand Rolls Raffle, part of a year-long fundraising drive with the special branded luxury car, launches this weekend at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Jun 24 2015
Calling all education providers: Free SEND events
Help seriously ill children access education now with our free workshops.
Jun 23 2015
Lack of funding & lack of training equals lack of choice for children
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has today published findings from a survey which show that children with life-limiting conditions are being let down by a lack of staff, training and resources in children’s community health services. Together for Short Lives has long called for action to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of nurses with the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to care for children with complex and life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
Jun 04 2015
Midsummer Ball raises £400,000 for Together for Short Lives
Midsummer Ball hosted by Simon Cowell raises £400,000 for UK children’s charity Together for Short Lives and unveils new year-long Rolls-Royce Motor Cars charity partnership