Caring & supporting Hull families whilst undergoing treatments for cancer.
When a parent or carer is diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening illness it can be a very challenging time for all members of a family.
Sometimes it is not clear what services may be available to assist people through a difficult time.
We are a small team that aims to provide a flexible support service to parents and carers who have children. It may be that all that is required is an opportunity to talk about things or information about what resources are available. In some situations it may be that more practical, hands-on, support is required.
We aim to work alongside families in a way that helps them to build and maintain their resilience. Our service is free of charge, open to all, and offered for up to 12 weeks. Referrals can come from any source, including self-referrals.
Services we provide:
- Befriending and listening, facilitating parents or carers to have those difficult conversations with their children. Enabling children to understand the implications of treatment.
- Help with childcare, including play sessions in your home whilst you rest. Assisting younger family members for respite and recreational activities.
- Advice and assistance with finances and welfare right information. Signposting to appropriate agencies.
The service is available: 9 am-5 pm-Monday –Friday.
If you would like more information or to access the service please contact:
Laura Gell - Macmillan Nursery Nurse
Benna Skelton - Macmillan Nursery Nurse and Volunteer Educator
The main office telephone number is 01482 447673. This phone has an answering machine as it is not monitored 24 hours.
We endeavour to return all calls on the next working day.