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Welcome funding boost for children’s hospices

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Together for Short Lives has welcomed the Government’s decision to award millions of pounds to children’s hospices to improve the physical environments in which they provide care.

The Government has made £60million available to all adult’s and children’s hospices in England through its capital grants scheme. The funding will improve care for patients and families by investing in creating new spaces for patients, their families and carers. It will also support the care hospices provide to people in their own homes.

Projects funded by the grants are required to deliver improvements that directly benefit patients, have a tangible impact on their physical environments and provide value for money.

This is a great boost to the many children’s hospice services that have been successful in securing this important funding. It will enable these vital services to make important and much needed improvements to their physical spaces, to enhance the lives of the thousands of children and families who need their support.

Barbara Gelb, Chief Executive, Together for Short Lives

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