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Short Lives Can't Wait. Help us make sure seriously ill children get the care they deserve

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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.

Short Lives Can't Wait

Seriously ill children and their families aren’t getting the care they need, because of where they live.

Jim Jaxson and Laura

Get Involved

Governments across the UK need to act now, because seriously ill children like Jaxson cannot wait any longer.  Sign his dad Jim’s letter to the Prime Minister and let him know that every life, no matter how short it may be, deserves the best care.

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 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.”

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