Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT)
TCT is one of the main organisations supporting the development of services for teenagers and young people with cancer, leukaemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and related diseases in the UK.
- Provides purpose-built units for teenagers and young people in hospitals throughout the UK. These are state-of-the-art units with staff chosen specifically to work with young people, with bright, cheerful, informal designs, friendly environments and up-to-the-minute media and technology. Find out more.
- Employs Youth Support Coordinators in the new units to provide activities to occupy people while they are in hospital and to organise events.
- Maintains an Education and Awareness service: a specialized team of educators visit schools and communities throughout the UK, making presentations and holding information sessions to raise awareness of the needs of young people with cancer.
At The Royal Marsden
- Helped to fund the teenage unit at the Oak Centre for Children and Young People.
- Funds the posts of Nurse Consultant for Adolescents and Young Adults and Youth Support Coordinator.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity and offers a range of services during and after treatment, in hospital and at home.
CLIC Sargent funds a variety of health and social care posts in locations throughout the UK, including social workers, nurses, doctors, play specialists and youth workers. Together these health and social care specialists provide:
- clinical care in a variety of settings
- emotional support
- financial help, including CLIC Sargent Care Grants to help out with immediate costs and benefits advice, locally and via a national helpline
- help in dealing with other agencies, employers and educational organisations
- specialist support for teenagers and young people.
At The Royal Marsden
CLIC Sargent provides a team of care professionals at The Royal Marsden, including:
- a team leader
- three social workers for children and their families
- a Youth Social Worker for teenagers and young adults up to the age of 24
- a team administrator.
CCUPA (Childhood Cancer Unit Parents Association)
CCUPA’s main aim is to support families of young people treated at The Royal Marsden. It achieves this by enabling families to meet, share experiences and build mutually supportive relationships. It does this by funding and organising trips, events and activities throughout the year.
CCUPA also produces a free magazine, and acts as a collective voice for parents and families within the trust to help inform service development.