Together for Short Lives


Together for Short Lives is the leading charity for children and young people who are unlikely to reach adulthood and their families. Our vision is that all these families have the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it. 

There are 49,000 children and young people in the UK unlikely to reach adulthood. Some of them die when very young; others deteriorate over many years. Families caring for these children and young people - often 24 hours a day, seven days a week - are under enormous emotional, physical and financial strain.

When time is precious, we believe that nothing should get in the way of the very best care and support for every child and their family. Our families have the same hopes and dreams as other families, but they often face a whole host of practical, physical and emotional challenges. Normal everyday life can feel overwhelming and finding help is often a battle. We want this to change so more families can make the most of every moment with their children.

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