We are delighted to announce that the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is joining forces with CLIC Sargent to match-fund a Young People’s Social Worker in Preston for the next three years. Together we will provide vital emotional, financial and practical support to teenagers and young people throughout Lancashire.
Our Young People’s Social Worker will travel out to young people undergoing cancer treatment across Lancashire and work on issues such as self-esteem, education and employment.
The role combines experience and understanding for young people who need a listening ear and someone to whom they can ask those questions which might cause upset to friends and family.
Our Young People’s Social Worker will also refer young people to local services and introduce them to groups of other young people going through similar experiences.
When Emily was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma she was supported by CLIC Sargent Young People’s Social Worker Mary-Anne, who visited her at home every two weeks and was always there on the phone when she needed her.
Emily said: “I could talk to Mary-Anne in a different way from my friends and family because they were also dealing what was with happening to me and I didn’t want to worry them further.
"With Mary-Anne, she was someone on the outside and I didn’t have to worry about what she was thinking. She would come to see me in the weeks between chemotherapy and if I had any worries or questions I could ask her.”
The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust
The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust (LCYCT) was created 20 years ago in the memory of teenager Laura Crane (main picture) and it continues its commitment to funding medical research into teenage cancers and improving the quality of life for young cancer patients, both during and in the aftermath of their illnesses.
CLIC Sargent looks forward to an exemplary partnership with the LCYCT, working across both organisations to share expertise, services and funding to ensure that young people with cancer receive the support they need and deserve, in the place that is right for them.
Find out more
To find out more about how CLIC Sargent works with charitable trusts and foundations please contact Eleanor Walsh on 0208 752 2835 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org