Charity (no. 1144022)

Together for Short Lives

"Together for Short Lives is a UK-wide charity that supports seriously ill children and young people"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

Hearing the news that your child has a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and is likely to die young is completely devastating. For tens of thousands of families in the UK this is the reality. These children have very complex and unpredictable conditions and often need round the clock care, seven days a week.

Together for Short Lives is a UK wide charity that, together with our members, speaks out for all children and young people who are expected to have short lives. We are here to help children and their families to access specialist children’s palliative care services when and where they need it. We provide information so families know where to go for support and have the help they need to make the right choices about their child’s care. Together for Short Lives supports all the professionals, children’s palliative care services and children’s hospices that deliver lifeline care to children and families across the UK.

 

Together witheveryone who provides care and support to these children and families, we arehere to help them have as fulfilling lives as possible and the very best careat the end of life. We can’t change the diagnosis, but we can help children andfamilies make the most of their time together.

Our Services Are

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What We Do

Are you a parent, carer or professional who looks after or knows a child or young person who is expected to have a short life?

We provide a range of support including our helpline (see below), Facebook group, a host of resources, and an advocacy service  that can provide free legal help to families.

The Together for Short Lives website is also a handy hub where families and professionals can find information and resources, as well as our handy service directory.


Our Helpline

If you have questions or are finding it hard to cope, please contact our Together for Families Helpline free on 0808 8088 100.

The helpline is open from 10am until 4pm, Monday – Friday.  Outside of these hours and at weekends and Bank Holidays, you can leave a message on our answerphone and we will respond as soon as possible.

Our friendly helpline operative can signpost you to services that can will help make your life easier. 

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Help us continue to support families across the UK by taking part in a fundraising activity.

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