Emotional and practical support

CLIC Sargent has around 200 health and social care professionals, including social workers, nurses and play specialists, who work in hospitals around the UK. Our staff are specialists in working with children and young people with cancer and have recognised social work, nursing or youth work qualifications appropriate to their roles.

CLIC Sargent health and social care professionals aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Emotional and practical support

A CLIC Sargent Social Worker will aim to meet with families soon after diagnosis. They can answer questions that you and your child may have, and put you in touch with other sources of support. They are used to explaining what is happening in a way that is easy for you and your family to understand. They can also provide age-appropriate resources to explain cancer and its treatment, and help you deal with the impact that cancer may have on family members, siblings or friends.

CLIC Sargent Social Workers may also be able to help with practical concerns, such as talking to your child’s school about how your child can continue learning or keeping up friendships.

Our Social Workers can also support young cancer patients and their families to access holidays and funding for holidays.

Financial support

CLIC Sargent Social Workers can help you deal with money worries you may have. They can help you apply for a CLIC Sargent grant – a one-off standard grant of £170 that can help ease your immediate financial concerns – and also help you access other financial support.

Find out more

To find out more about how CLIC Sargent can help support you, please contact us on 0300 330 0803 or email info@clicsargent.org.uk, and we'll put you in touch with the correct team member.