Lee Robson Patient Care Grants are one off monetary awards given to patients in most need of assistance.
Applications need to be made through the Social Care Team at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care. Trustees will review each application on an individual basis, using the criteria detailed here. Any grant payments will be made via cheque made payable direct to the patient.
How we help
Most of my grant will be used on transport or accommodation for my family. I live in Middlesbrough but need to attend the Freeman regularly. If my family want to come and visit, then they have to fund that themselves and it gets quite costly.
After having the transplant it’s not safe for me to use public transport. My immune system is very low and I am also constantly tired, so walking isn’t an option. Even going to visit my girlfriend costs £10 a time, but it’s really important to have the support from family at a time like this. The grant really helped with stuff like this.
Valerie applied for an emergency Lee Robson Patient Grant after finding herself in financial difficulty.
Complications in treatment meant further absences from work, which dropped her income level. There have also been difficulties in processing benefits. The grant has given Valerie the funds she needs to help with day to day living costs until these issues are resolved.