Together for Short Lives
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Family Support Hub

Our Family Support Hub offers emotional support and practical advice, connecting you with other families, and helping you access free legal advice if you need it.


Your child's care

Each family is unique and everyone's experience will be different. These pages give you information and advice that can be helpful at different times following your child's diagnosis. If you're worried about Covid-19 please see our Q&A.

Call our Helpline on 0808 8088 100

Are you a parent or carer who looks after a child or young person who has a life-limiting or life-threatening condition? If you have questions, need support or just want someone to talk to, please contact our Together for Families Helpline free on 0808 8088 100.

You can also email us at with your helpline questions and someone will respond as soon as possible. Our Helpline is also there to support professionals who care for children, young people and families.

Supporting you

Find easily digestible information about the support you need, find local or national support services, and connect with other families who understand what you are going through.

Resources and factsheets

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    Coronavirus Q&A

    Updated 22 April 2020 The outbreak is a developing situation and we would recommend that you seek information directly from Government websites as the situation...

  • A Family Companion

    The Together for Short Lives Family Companion is for parents/carers and family members of children and young people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting...

Family Stories

  • Lisa’s Story: Julia’s House saved my marriage 

    Lisa Johnston and her husband, Jason, live in Dorset with their five children. Their youngest child, Kitty, eight, has Kabuki Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects...

  • Orla’s story: a lovely, cheeky little girl

    In her first years of life, Orla had cardiac arrests at home with her terrified parents forced to give CPR on their living-room floor. Now...

  • Caleb’s story: support for the whole family

    We shared this story as part of National Siblings Day 2018 to highlight the special bond between siblings Caleb and Scarlett, and the support children's...

Your questions answered

Check our list of questions received through the Together for Families helpline in the past

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