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Seriously ill children do not have time to wait

Date Posted
26 October, 2022

Reacting to Rishi Sunak’s appointment as Prime Minister, Andy Fletcher, Chief Executive of Together for Short Lives said: “The new Prime Minister has acknowledged the economic crisis that the UK is in and has said that he will be compassionate...

Making the most of precious moments at Diwali

Date Posted
24 October, 2022
Wayne George & Haleema Parveen

Celebrating moments and special festivals like Diwali are even more important to families caring for a seriously ill child. When time’s short, there is no time to waste. Families with a life-limiting child need to make the most of every...

Q&A: How to talk to someone who has lost their baby

Date Posted
10 October, 2022
Lorna Cobbett

Knowing what to say to someone after the death of their child can be challenging. It’s important to have open conversations with parents to make them feel supported and less alone when they are going through the unimaginable. In this...

Making sure seriously ill children have power is a priority

Date Posted
7 October, 2022
Dr Helena Dunbar

With reports that there may be planned energy blackouts across the country this winter, we have had a number of calls to our helpline from families of seriously ill children who rely on live saving medical equipment at home. Parents...


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