Respite facilities, what do you know about it?
Some of you already know taking care of a loved one is a full time job, And it can be extremely demanding. This is where respite comes in, it allows you to relax and have a normal life, which can often be taken away when you have a seriously ill member in the family. following Mark Dean's telephone interview with Jo Bell , who has a teenager of 16, and suffering with a brain tumor.
Link to Mark Dean's interview with Jo Bell
Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience and the emotional, practical and financial implications of treatment are intensely challenging for the whole family.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. Clic Sargent provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
This section contains more information about CLIC Sargent, including their aims, mission and vision and why the views of children and young people
with cancer are so important to them.
Clic Sargent web link