If you are caring for a child with a serious illness and need help or advice, or just someone to talk to, our helpline and family support hub is here for you.
How we make a difference
Our Impact 2023
The past year has seen an exciting period of growth for Together for Short Lives, with a growth in income and new services launched.
Osian’s Story: “Sometimes I think he was looking directly into your soul”
Osian was born at 23 weeks in late 2021 with complex medical needs and needed lots of care through his life. He died earlier this year and we supported his family financially with a Butterfly Grant to help them celebrate his life.
We are here if you need support
If you are parent or carer who looks after or knows a child or young person expected to have a short life, we’re here to help.
We are here to support professionals caring for seriously ill children, young people and families
We support all the professionals who are there for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. We bring professionals together, share practice and offer resources and tools to support your work with children and families.
We need your help
Please give your money, your time or your voice, and help us change lives. Together we will make a lifetime of difference for children with short lives, helping every family get the very best care and support, every step of their journey – no matter how short.
Helping us get the best out of life
Two-year-old Elijah is unable to walk, talk or see, making ‘normal’ family life a challenge. For Children’s Hospice Week his mum shared what an incredible impact their local service makes on their lives, as “somewhere where you don’t have to worry about fitting in.”