Together for Short Lives
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Changing lives

Too many families struggle to get the lifeline care they need. That’s why we champion and campaign for children’s palliative care services and professionals, to help children get the best support possible.


Speaking up for children and families

We raise awareness and understanding about childhood death and campaign for policy change, standing alongside families to make sure they get the vital care and help that they need.

Campaigning for change

Too many families caring for seriously ill children struggle to get the care they need, and often face an unfair postcode lottery of support. That’s why we’re pressing government and policy makers to change things – so no family is left behind.

Policy and influence

We want to build a strong and sustainable children’s palliative care sector, and help to join up policy, services, care and support so that every family can have access to specialist children’s palliative care services when and where they need it.

Supporting care professionals

We provide core care pathways, resources and best practice, and share the latest research to help professionals offer the best care to families they can

Sharing, learning and networking

Our networks and events bring together professionals from across health, social care and education to develop and share best-practice

Professional events

Browse upcoming conferences, courses and training opportunities for professionals working in the children’s palliative care sector.

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Paediatric Palliative Care Taster Day for HCAs

16th January, 2020

This study day focuses on caring for children and young people with life limiting conditions. It is aimed at Healthcare...

Jobs in palliative care

Browse the latest jobs and volunteering opportunities for professionals working in the children’s palliative care sector.

Our people working in our services

Advanced Nursing Assistant - Children's Services

Closing date
Closing date: 19th July, 2020

This diverse and challenging role provides nursing care to vulnerable children, young people and their families from Hull, East Yorkshire...

Developing services

We raise vital funds to support children’s hospices through our National Fundraising Scheme, and to support innovative projects to develop and improve children’s palliative care services.

Transition to adult services

Every young person with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition deserves a smooth transition to adult services.

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Our Transition programme

Find out about our work to support and develop work towards better transitions for young people.

Workforce development

Children and families should have the care and support they need when and where they need it, and that includes accessing the right care professionals.

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A workforce in crisis

Our research shows there are too few children’s palliative care doctors and nurses. Take action today to help us change this.

Fundraising for children's palliative care

Children’s hospices and other local services on average have to generate around four fifths of their income to survive.

Help us support children's hospices

Our National Fundraising Scheme gives raises vital funding for services across the country.

Developing Volunteering Services

Members of the public volunteering to support families and life-limited children in their homes or at children’s hospices or palliative care services can be hugely beneficial

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Together We Can

Browse our collection of resources for organisations developing a service where volunteers support families of a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

Improving Transitions for Young People Fund

We offer funding for projects aiming to improve the experience of transition for young people