When a child’s life is expected to be short, there’s no time to waste. Together for Short Lives is the UK charity that is here to make sure the 49,000 seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment they have together – whether that’s for years, months or only hours. Many of these children have complex conditions and need specialist care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

They stand alongside families, supporting them to make sure they get the vital care and help that they need.


We are aware that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a time of concern for everyone, but especially so if you are a parent carer of a baby, child or young person who has complex health needs. Our helpline is available for families who have practical concerns. Call 0808 8088 100