Children who require palliative care can be cared for in various settings: in hospital, at home, or in a children’s hospice. Care also continues across other settings including education such as schools and universities and within community and leisure services, groups and clubs. All Together for Short Lives resources can be adapted to use in any care setting.
Our philosophy has always been to promote the best possible quality of life and care for every child with a life-limiting condition and their family. Giving families real choice has been key to this approach; a choice of place of care; a choice of place of death; a choice of emotional and bereavement support; and putting the child and family at the centre of decision making, to produce a care plan that is right for them.
Help the Hospices has set up a commission into the future of hospice care to provide options for hospices who wish to consider their strategic position and offerings in the next 10 to 20 years.The Help the Hospices Commission into the Future of Hospice Care which is is chaired by Dame Clare Tickell will consider the future opportunities and challenges in palliative and end of life care which may affect hospice care. For more information visit the Help the Hospices website.