We're here to guide and support you at this time of uncertainty
When your child is diagnosed with cancer, or another life threatening condition, as a parent you feel utterly helpless and isolated. The lives of everyone in your family are turned upside down. Everything seems uncertain and unknown. Some people describe this time as like visiting a foreign country where you don’t know anyone and you don’t know the language. Friends offer their help but you don’t know what you need.
During the first week or two, children are often kept in hospital for a period of time to start their chemotherapy protocol ,or for more tests. Parents have a great deal of new medical information and treatment plans to understand and there are always doctors and nurses on hand to help. Leaving the hospital to care for your child at home, can feel quite daunting.
At Momentum Children's Charity, we aim to contact a family as they arrive home from the hospital.
We start with a telephone conversation, and then organise one of our Family Support Workers to visit to you either at home or in the hospital. All families are different and we want to understand your family situation and talk to you about how we can best help you during the journey ahead.
We believe that no family should have to cope alone, and we are here for your family every step of the way.
Click here to read more about all the ways we offer support for children and families.
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