Together for Short Lives
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We're a lifeline for families who care for seriously ill children – now more than ever

   

The impact of COVID-19 is pushing families caring for a seriously ill child to breaking point at this frightening and lonely time. If you 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

Together for Short Lives needs your support urgently

We’re a lifeline for families who care for seriously ill children. We want to make sure our helpline and support services are always there for families, especially at this frightening and lonely time. Families need us more than ever.

Support our work today

The impact of COVID-19 means we expect to lose at least 50% of the annual income we need to keep our lifeline services going. But families need our support more than ever – calls to our helpline doubled in March. Your donation today will help us continue to help vulnerable families get the support they need.

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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.

Call us on 0808 8088 100

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 support and help us to be a lifeline for families. Families need our support more than ever. With your help we can make sure our helpline and support services are always there for families, especially at this frightening and lonely time.

Help us help families like the Hadman's

No family should face the heart-break of knowing their child will die young alone. Families don’t know what the future may hold and can feel isolated and lonely. Your support can allow us to help families like the Hadmans, who lost their daughter Effie to Late Infantile Batten disease when she was just six. “Together for Short Lives was there for us, when we felt lost,” says her mum Carly.

Effie and Carly Hadman

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