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Nov 12 2017
Most vulnerable families failed in community care postcode lottery
New research published by UK charity Together for Short Lives shows that only a third of local NHS planning and funding organisations (CCGs) in England are implementing a government commitment which says that the NHS must prioritise palliative care for babies, children and young people.
Oct 13 2017
CQC recognises the high-quality of hospice care in England
UK children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives has expressed its delight that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recognised the outstanding care that hospices in England offer to people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families.
Oct 12 2017
Hays smash fundraising target
Hays has raised an amazing £251,240 for local children’s hospices over its two-year partnership with Together for Short Lives.
Oct 11 2017
Short breaks help parents stay together
A vital new research study has shown that short breaks for respite provided by children's hospices have a positive impact on the relationships between parents of children with life-limiting conditions. It has also found that where parents do not have access to short breaks, they may be at greater risk of divorcing or separating.
Oct 10 2017
A big step towards lifting the baby benefit bar
UK children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives has welcomed an important government announcement which could mark the beginning of the end for the baby benefit bar.
Oct 09 2017
Call for end to postcode lottery of care for bereaved parents
Together for Short Lives is one of 40 charities working to prevent baby deaths and pregnancy loss is today urging an end to the postcode lottery in bereavement care for parents.
Oct 03 2017
Together for the 49,000 - Our Value and Impact
We have published Together for the 49,000: Our Value and Impact 2016-2017, showing the difference Together for Short Lives has made, with its members, for seriously ill children, their families and the children’s palliative care services and professionals that care for them.
Sep 27 2017
Together We Can
A new resource kit to establish vital volunteering at home for families caring for children with life-limiting conditions.
Sep 21 2017
Much more to do to realise government choice commitment
UK children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives has welcomed progress highlighted by ministers today (21 September) in improving choice for children in England who need palliative care and their families. However, it has called on the government, NHS England, clinical commissioning groups and local authorities to work with the charity to do more to bring about better outcomes for the 40,000 babies, children and young people in England with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
Sep 11 2017
NICE standards ‘a milestone’ for children’s palliative care
Together for Short Lives has welcomed an important new set of standards which describe what high quality palliative care is for babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.