Nov 19 2013
Children's palliative care blueprint for the next parliament
On Tuesday 19 November, Together for Short Lives will urge MPs to adopt eight priorities for their parties’ General Election manifestos that, if implemented, would transform children’s palliative care in the UK.
Oct 22 2013
Commission into the Future of Hospice Care
A new report by the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care, released today, highlights the challenges facing hospices over the next 10-15 years.
Oct 17 2013
Government commits to develop guidance on transition of care
Together for Short Lives welcomes the Government’s commitment to develop guidance for local councils on when to begin planning young people’s transition from children’s to adult’s services.
Oct 16 2013
Government must strengthen Bill to avoid breaking promises on SEND
In signing an open letter to David Cameron and Nick Clegg, Together for Short Lives has joined over 100 other charities and local parent groups to urge the Government to strengthen the Children and Families Bill to make life better for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Oct 14 2013
Care Bill leaves forgotten young generation on cliff edge
Together for Short Lives is calling on Peers to amend to the Care Bill today (14 Oct) to ensure a generation of young people with life-limiting conditions do not have to face a cliff edge in their care and support.
Oct 10 2013
Congratulations to our Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon runners!
Thank you to the Together for Short Lives team for completing 13.1 miles past London sights and through leafy Hyde Park roads in support of children unlikely to reach adulthood. The team have so far raised well over £6,000 and are still going strong!
Oct 07 2013
Dispelling the myths about children’s palliative care
We are proud to support Hospice Care Week and World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
Sep 27 2013
Third Sector Excellence Award Winners!
Together for Short Lives is thrilled to announce that we have won 'Best Website' at the Third Sector Excellence Awards 2013.
Sep 20 2013
Vote for us to become Santander's next Charity of the year
Together for Short Lives has been shortlisted as one of four charities in with a chance of becoming Santander’s Charity of the year for 2014. The next stage is a staff vote which opens today and closes on Friday 18 October – and we need your help to win it!
Sep 16 2013
Shining a spotlight on children's hospice volunteers
Together for Short Lives commissioned a survey at the end of 2012 to find out the extent and nature of volunteering within children’s hospices. we are happy to deliver a report has been developed from the results – shining a spotlight on the findings from the survey as well as presenting some recommendations and next steps.