Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth I Deuluoedd - Family Information Service

LATCH - Home from Home Accommodation & Support for Families of Children with Cancer & Leukaemia - Family support services


What we do

Having a child diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia comes as a devastating blow.

Faced with a period of months and sometimes years of gruelling treatment and an unknown future, the related ups and downs are often referred to by families as like being on a rollercoaster.

Caring for a child during treatment is hard on all the family. Finances are often a worry as parents will often have to take time off work to support their child. Family relationships can suffer too, as the emotional pressure takes its toll and everyday life is turned upside down.

When a child has been diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia, the chemotherapy treatment can last from six months to three years depending on the type. Follow up treatment and check-ups mean that a child who has been diagnosed with cancer will be under medical supervision for over 5 years.

Caring for a child during treatment is hard on all the family. Finances are often a worry as parents will have to take time off work to support their

Who do we support

LATCH supports the children who are receiving treatment for cancer at the Children’s Hospital for Wales and their families. Our catchment area stretches from Chepstow in the South to Aberystwyth in the North where an unbelievable 70 new cases are diagnosed every year.

Is there a charge to use this service?

No

Can anyone use this service?

Referral from Oncologist.

Service details for this family support services

Language: English only

  • Able to support children with disabilities Yes
  • Are staff DBS checked? Yes



 Address

 You can send post here:

Cardiff
CF14 4XW


 Website

www.latchwales.org


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9am-5pm Monday to Friday for LATCH Office