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NHS England protects £25million for children’s hospices following Together for Short Lives’ campaign

Date Posted
2 July, 2019

UK children’s palliative care charity, Together for Short Lives, has welcomed NHS England’s decision to ring fence £25 million of NHS funding to support children’s hospices by 2023/24, increasing annually from this year’s baseline of £12 million. This welcome pledge...

Closure of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice at Grace’s Place

Date Posted
17 July, 2019

Following a consultation with staff, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has announced that Grace’s Place in Bury will now close. Together for Short Lives acknowledges that there are a range of reasons why Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has taken...


The future of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice at Grace’s Place

Date Posted
1 July, 2019

Today Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has announced a proposal to cease offering services from its children’s hospice facility at Grace’s Place in Bury. Forget Me Not is currently consulting with staff, volunteers and families on this proposal. It’s a...

New child funeral fund welcome relief for bereaved parents

Date Posted
30 June, 2019

We have welcomed the government’s decision to implement the Child Funeral Fund, relieving bereaved parents of the costs of their child’s burial or cremation. Under the scheme, from 23 July, bereaved parents, guardians or carers will no longer pay the...

Making Magic for Children’s Hospice Week

Date Posted
22 June, 2019

Together for Short Lives' Ambassador Lance Corporal Richard Jones has been sprinkling magic and entertaining young adults and their families at a community group called Inspire! run by The J’s Hospice, part of Havens Hospices. Richard’s visit to the J’s...



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