Together for Short Lives
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About us

We want to help every child and family living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition get the very best care and support they can so they can make the most of every moment together


Making an impact

By supporting and speaking up for children and families, and those that support and care for them, we are driving for a better quality of life and end of life for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. We want to help change lives.

Find out more about what we do and our strategy for change.

Together for Short Lives pushes government to lift baby benefit bar

We have led a three-year campaign to provide financial support for seriously ill under-threes with specialist transport needs. We were delighted in October  when government minister Penny Mourdant announced changes to the motability scheme in response to our campaign.

  • 111 hours of support was given on our Together for Families Helpline last year alone
  • £720,000 distributed to children’s hospices services to help them provide lifeline care in 2017

Together for Short Lives didn’t just support me to find the right hospice – they helped me become Chelsea again

Once I started to read other family stories on Together for Short Lives’ website, I realised that I wasn’t alone or a freak – and support was out there.

Get to know us

We are a UK charity that works both directly and with our members to support children and young people who are expected to have short lives

Get involved in our work and help us to do more