Together for Short Lives
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Helping families caring for a seriously ill child make the most of every moment together

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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.

How we make a difference

24/7 end of life care for children #EveryDayEveryNight

Seriously ill children face a postcode lottery for end of life care. Time is running out for these families, so please act now to help give all children and families in England access to end of life care.

George's story: "They were at the house when we needed them"

When George received a terminal diagnosis of Batten Disease in 2017 his family relied on the 24/7 support of her local palliative care team which helped them enjoy the best quality of life they could. But in many areas of England families don’t get the same support so mum Claire has written to the Prime Minister to ask him to ensure that families of seriously ill children get the support needed.

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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