Mar 25 2015
New framework to help doctors make challenging decisions
We have welcomed the new framework published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health that sets out when it can be considered no longer in the best interests of the child to give life sustaining treatment (LST).
Mar 25 2015
Our work to join-up care continues thanks to new government grant
We are thrilled about our new funding from the Department for Education (DfE) which means that we can continue our project to join up assessments, plans and services for children in England who need palliative care.
Mar 16 2015
Get ready for Children’s Hospice Week 2015
Join Together for Short Lives and children’s hospice services across the country for this year’s Children’s Hospice Week (11-17 May 2015). It’s the UK's only awareness raising and fundraising week for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and the services, like children's hospices, that support them.
Mar 15 2015
End of life care committee report a "wake up call" for government
We have called on the next government to implement recommendations made by the House of Commons Health Select Committee in its inquiry into palliative and end of life care, published today.
Mar 13 2015
New proposals must ensure a good children's palliative care workforce
New proposals must deliver more nurses with the right skills to provide good children’s palliative care says Together for Short Lives
Mar 10 2015
Together for Short Lives backs calls for England child health strategy
Together for Short Lives, the UK’s leading children’s palliative care charity, is supporting a call for the next government to develop a new children and young people’s health strategy for England.
Feb 18 2015
Helping Children Who Need Palliative Care to Access Education
A new interactive resource, Helping Children Who Need Palliative Care to Access Education, gives education providers in England the information and support they need to help children with life-limiting conditions.
Feb 12 2015
Difficult Conversations for Young Adults
A new resource designed to help families and professional approach conversations with young adults about their end of life plans has been produced by the National Council of Palliative Care and Together for Short Lives.
Jan 19 2015
It's a record breaker
ITV's Text Santa raises highest ever total!
Jan 13 2015
New report from Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM)
The new report from Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM), ‘Right from the Start: what we want from the next government’ highlights that disabled children, young people and their families lack access to essential services, financial support and adequate healthcare.