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Unlocking the door to children’s hospices: Reimagining the role of Disney in the hospice journey

Throughout the summer (July to August 2022), fun days were held at 10 children’s hospices across the UK.

Hospices were awarded a grant to identify and invite families to a fun, activity-filled discovery session led by hospice staff and volunteers, with a team from Together for Short Lives present at each session to capture the learning from families.

Hospices were encouraged to invite any families that were on their caseloads, including families who may have been referred to the hospice and had never accessed the service. Alongside play and creative activities with children, parents were encouraged to meet other parents and to share their thoughts and ideas about coming to the children’s hospice with the team from Together for Short Lives.

This document is an evaluation of this project.

For more information:

Dr Helena Dunbar:
Director of Service Development and Improvement
Together for Short Lives

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