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.
- Nottingham – Our Family Support Worker, Joanna is based on Ward E39 and also attends clinics throughout the week. If you need support or non-medical help pick up the phone, text or email Joanna on 07874 223462 or send an email.
Our parent support group runs jointly with Young Lives Vs Cancer on the first Thursday of every month at 1pm at Billy’s House across the road from QMC.
Due to Covid-19 these sessions are temporarily suspended. We’ll let you know when they’re running again, in the meantime if you need to talk, give Joanna or Toria a call.
- Leicester – Toria, our Leicester Family Support Worker, is based on Ward 27 and also attends clinics throughout the week. If you need support or non-medical help pick up the phone, text or email Toria on 07708 327976 or send an email.
- Other support Take a look at our Useful Resources page for signposting to other help available.
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.
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!