Together for Short Lives

Together for Short Lives (the new name for ACT and Children's Hospices UK) are the UK voice for children and young people who are unlikely to live to reach adulthood and their families, as well as theorganisations and people that support them. 

Families have to cope with the knowledge that their child will die before them, and daily life for the whole family can become challenging. Although there are many excellent services helping them, these families still have to fight to get the care and support they need.

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.

They 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.