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Read the latest news about Together for Short Lives and children’s palliative care. For press enquiries see our Media Centre.

NHS England boosts funding for children’s hospices following Together for Short Lives campaign

Date Posted
27 December, 2018

We are delighted to be able to welcome the announcement that NHS England is increasing vital children’s hospice funding from £11million to £25million, better enabling lifeline hospices to support some of England’s most seriously ill children. This much-needed increase in...

In defence of Lobbying

Date Posted
18 January, 2019
Andy Fletcher

Lobbying is a dirty word for many. One that conjures up smoked filled rooms, and cash filled envelopes. One that evokes the malevolent spectres of bias, greed and manipulation. Spin. The dark arts. And fair enough, in many ways. A...

Together for Short Lives awarded funding to tackle loneliness

Date Posted
22 December, 2018

We are delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded funding by Her Majesty’s Government and the Big Lottery Fund to tackle loneliness in families looking after a seriously ill child. The grant from the Building Connections Fund will be used...

We welcome government funding boost for SEND support

Date Posted
17 December, 2018

Together for Short Lives has welcomed the government’s decision to invest £350million in improving support for children in England with complex special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We call on ministers to go further by using the Spending Review to...



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