On average young people are spending around £277 on extra expenses every month as a result of cancer diagnosis and/or treatment and may find they are struggling to play catch-up with normal bills and day-to-day expenses but there is financial help for young people living with cancer.
CLIC Sargent gives grants to young people to help with immediate financial needs. Any family with a child or young person aged 24 or under who is receiving treatment for cancer or palliative care can apply. Applications need to be made through a CLIC Sargent social worker or healthcare professional.
For more information, please call 0300 330 0803
The Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children
The Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children offers support to children and young people with cancer, and their families, throughout NI. This includes financial help with the cost of travel to the hospital, and help with the cost of home heating. This financial help is not means-tested. They also offer family breaks. Please call 028 9080 5599 or visitwww.nicfc.com