Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the services available may be subject to change or on temporarily suspended. Contact the organisations directly to find out more.
Having a child diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia comes as a devastating blow. Latch aims to support families through the difficult time providing onsite accommodation and emotional services for parents and siblings of children being treated in hospital for cancer and leukaemia. They consists of eight hotel-standard bedrooms with televisions as well as kitchen facilities, a laundry room, a dining room and lounge so families can make themselves at home. Staying on site allows families to stay together during a really tough time, and additional services include counselling and alternative therapies, support groups and treats and get-togethers.
City Hospice offers looks after patients with diagnoses such as cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Understanding the preferences of those they care for and where they wish to stay the Hospice is not a bedded unit, but instead, offer care and support to patients in their own homes. They also operate from their bright and welcoming centre which services include counselling, complementary therapies, occupational therapy, advice on welfare rights, and group workshops. They deliver community palliative care for the whole of Cardiff, all of our patients live within the capital, and range in age from 18 upwards.
Described as source of instant friendship, Breastfriends Cardiff and Vale breast cancer support group is for people, both women and men, who have or have had breast cancer, at any stage of their breast cancer experience. In normal times they hold meetings twice a month (once in Cardiff and once in Barry) to which anyone is welcome to "drop-in", but also offer a buddy system to any new members who may feel a bit shy around strangers! They also go for short walks in their lovely surroundings for any one looking to blow the cobwebs off. The team home to resume their physical meetings and walks very soon.