I am the parent/Carer for someone with cancer – where can I go for support?

CHICS (CHIldren’s Cancer Support group) provides support and information for parents of children and covers the whole of Merseyside, Wirral, North Wales and West Cheshire. They offer regular meetings, social functions, caravans for respite use and a library of books, leaflets and brochures established for parents to gain more information about cancer treatments and cancer related national bodies. The CHICS office is based in Bootle and can be contacted on 0151 523 8886.

CLIC Sargent is a charity that provides emotional and practical support for children with cancer/leukaemia and their families; they have a variety of services available, call 0800 197 0068 or visit their website for further information.

You can also contact St Helens Carers Centre, St Helens Cancer Support Group and Macmillan Information and Support Centre for information and advice about caring for someone with cancer.