Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Alfe's Cause

Type of service:
Forums And Support Networks
Address:
92 Park Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN5 6QA
Mobile number:
07818 823099
Email address:
Service description:
Alfe's Cause is a charity run by paediatric oncology parents (parents of children with cancer). The charity provides a support network for Northamptonshire families whose children have a long-term or life-limiting illness, particularly (but not exclusively) cancer. Alfe's Cause gives parents the chance to talk to one another while their children play and build new friendships.

Alfe's Cause supports families by:

• Arranging and funding monthly activity meetings around the county

• Working in partnership with other local charities to advise and signpost families appropriately

• Providing small one-off grants, arranging gifts, or purchasing items for children and their families to make their day-to-day life easier. Previous purchases include a bed for a child, and a sun shade so a child could play with their siblings in the garden

• Arranging wishes for terminally ill children

• Raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer

Alfe's Cause distribute information cards throughout the county and give presentations at libraries, events, and groups

• Providing care packs to Northampton General Hospital children's wards

For when families are admitted to the ward and don't have time to gather overnight essentials

Please note: Alfe's Cause relies on donations to fund the activities and services they provide.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Diagnosis
  • Location-Specific
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • Professional referral
Last updated on:
31/08/2018
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