CLIC Sargent offers all young people aged 16 to 24 an initial grant to help deal with the costs a cancer diagnosis can bring, as well as information to about diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
How we can help
In many areas we have an established support service for young people aged 16 to 24. All young people will have the chance to meet with one or more CLIC Sargent care professionals.
Our staff are all experienced in working with young people and have recognised qualifications appropriate to their roles. Our services are independent and solely funded by CLIC Sargent.
In this short film series, young people talk about how CLIC Sargent has provided them with practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
CLIC Sargent care professionals
CLIC Sargent works with young people, providing emotional, financial and practical support following a cancer diagnosis, and helping you to continue with your everyday life as much as your treatment and recovery allows.
In many areas CLIC Sargent will contact you soon after your diagnosis to discuss how best to support you, and look at who else might be able to help you. This could include helping you to apply for a CLIC Sargent grant, providing you with information, and letting you know about other useful services.
Our care professionals may also be able to support you with any issues that arise at your work, university or college. They may be able to talk to employers, for example, about taking leave or reducing your working hours during treatment. Or, if you are currently studying, they may be able to help you work out how you can continue with your studies and keep up with your friends at school, university or college.
Some members of our team also work directly with young people in the community. If they work near to where you live, they may be able to help you with one-to-one emotional, practical and social support to help you cope with your cancer diagnosis and its impact on other aspects of your life.
Holidays and short breaks
CLIC Sargent offers free holiday breaks at Malcolm Sargent House in Ayrshire for young people affected by cancer and their families. You may also be able to join special supported short breaks, allowing you to get away with other young people with cancer in a similar situation to you.
Homes from Home
CLIC Sargent has nine Homes from Home, located near principal treatment centres in seven cities. If you are being treated at one of these centres, your family can stay at a Home from Home for free while you are receiving treatment. You can join your family if you are well enough.
Information for young people
CLIC Sargent has developed a range of information materials, specifically for young people, to help you get through your cancer diagnosis, treatment and life after treatment.
Our online community is a friendly digital space for 16 to 24-year-olds to share experiences, make friends, find useful information and support each other through difficult times.
You must be aged 16 to 24, and have, or have had cancer to join the online community.