How PASIC Can Help

The news that your child is suffering from a life threatening illness such as cancer can turn your world upside down in a moment.

At PASIC we know how his feels – we’re here to support you and your family, to give you somewhere to turn to when you need help, advice or just somebody to talk to. We understand the whole family need support to cope with childhood cancer.  PASIC offer 3 main areas of support.

Support & Signposting

Our Family Support Workers offer one to one support on the Children’s Oncology wards at Nottingham Children’s Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary. We are here to offer emotional and practical help and will do our best listen to any concerns and offer practical advice.  We can help with directing you to the right person to receive the right support.


Financial Help

PASIC offers small grants to help families being treated under CYPICS (Children’s and Young person’s Integrated Cancer Services in the East Midlands) with additional costs as a result of your child’s illness.  We give help for extra costs such as travel and food due to hospital treatment and extra bills that might arise such as additional heating, increased phone bills, financial problems due to loss of earnings or specific items needed as a result of your child’s illness.

If you’re finding it hard to make ends meet and would like to apply for a PASIC grant, please send an email and one of our Support Workers will be in touch.

Fun social events and activities

PASIC organise a variety of activities and outings throughout the year for the whole family. Our events are organised to help you meet other families or catch up with friends you’ve made in hospital whilst providing a fun day out with your family. Or you can simply focus on having a relaxing day with your family in an informal and enjoyable setting.

All our events and outings are free of charge. Our aim is for everyone to have some well deserved fun when life is at its most challenging!