Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity that speaks out for all children and young people who are expected to have short lives. Together with everyone who provides care and support to these children and families, we are here to help them have as fulfilling lives as possible and the very best care at the end of life. We can’t change the diagnosis, but we can help children and families make the most of their time together

Did you know...

49,000 children and young people are living in the UK with health conditions that are life-shortening or life-threatening—and the number is rising. That’s one in every 270 children—the equivalent of one in every school.

What makes Together for Short Lives different

Together for Short Lives is here for every one of these children and their families, being a companion to parents on their journey so they know where to go for support and have the information to help them make the right choices about their child’s care. We are here to help children and their families to access specialist children’s palliative care services, day and night, seven days a week—when and where they need it.

Other ways to support

Become a member of Together for Short Lives and be part of the voice for children’s palliative care.Together for Short Lives membership is open to any individual, organisation or team providing services to children with complex health needs and disabilities, particularly those with a life-threatening or life-limiting diagnosis. Students studying any subject with a view to working with life-limited or life-threatened children can also become members.

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