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Childhood Cancer Support

Contact

Name: Helen Crew

Position: General Manager

Email: info@ccs.org.au

Address

87 Annerley Rd

Woolloongabba

Brisbane 4102

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Our Mission / Objective

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide stability to the lives of children undergoing treatment for cancer and their families through the provision of specialised accommodation, emotional and financial support, transportation and recreational therapies.

OUR VISION

That all regional families have equal access to accommodation and tailored family support services to help them cope when their child is diagnosed with cancer.

Childhood Cancer Support is a not-for-profit organisation, who for the past 40 years, has been dedicated to providing families affected by childhood cancer with a place to live that looks and feels like home.

Currently located in Herston, Childhood Cancer Support provides 13 family styled units suitable for med-long term stays. With the opening on the new Lady Cilento Hospital, CCS (Childhood Cancer Support) is transitioning from the Royal Brisbane Hospital precinct to the new Lady Cilento Hospital precinct. This is in order for our children and families to be closer and have peace of mind while undergoing treatment.
In South Brisbane there are 3 short stay rooms with 4 additional med-long stay units currently being renovated and furnished to accommodate more families.

CCS primarily supports regional families who find it difficult to access affordable accommodation while their child is undergoing treatment. The average stay for our families is approximately a demanding and challenging 6-10 months.

Most families rarely get home during their treatment period. This reduces the burden and related stress experienced by families during this critical time. This also opens up opportunities for families and friends to visit and contribute love and support.

By stick­ing to a no-cost policy, Childhood Cancer Support seeks to remove the emotional and fi­nancial stress of living away from home. We provide stability to the lives of children diagnosed with cancer and their families through the provision of accommodation, financial assistance and other social activities for the whole family.

Over the years, thousands of families from Queensland and other states have been assisted by Childhood Cancer Support while their children received treatment in Brisbane. We provide families with a community that cares, because we recognise that this is a battle that cannot be fought alone.

RECREATIONAL / ACTIVITES & SERVICES

Childhood Cancer Support runs a wide variety of events, geared towards supporting and nurturing oncology families. Some of these include our biggest annual fundraiser Talk Like a Pirate Day, weekly Coffee, Cake & Chat (every Wednesday at 2pm), monthly Friday Night BBQs, Art activities, and our yearly Camp Crystal weekend.

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORKS

When families have been away from their houses, pets and loved ones from weeks, months or even years, it is not unusual when returning “home” that it can be a rather daunting reality. As a means of supporting our regional families when they leave, Childhood Cancer Support has multiple methods of keeping families in touch with each other, and with the organisation should they so desire.

TRANSPORT

Childhood Cancer Support offers pick up and drop offs from our multiple accommodation locations to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and Brisbane Airport, as well as daily grocery runs. We operate two vans, one with wheelchair access, and offer our transport services for free to all oncology families.

Projects in Progress

HERSTON ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE

Childhood Cancer Support provides an oncology-specific medium to long term accommodation solution for families of children undergoing cancer treatment. Childhood Cancer Support has four residential facilities situated side by side, currently situated in Herston.

Our facilities include:

• 1-3 bedroom self-contained units

• No extra charge for laundry facility

• No extra charge for utilities

• Private play areas

• BBQ facilities

• On-site office

Childhood Cancer Support has additional recreational facilities as well including:

• Private playground with jungle gym and cubby house

• Common room, featuring a entertainment system, toys, craft supplies, piano,

• Shared laundry facilities

• Picnic tables and BBQ facilities

• Office and staff support to assist with your needs

SOUTHSIDE ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE

The transition to the Southside has allowed CCS the opportunity to expand and provide an additional 4 units for families to stay in whilst their child receives life saving treatment.

Much like the Herston accommodation, the units will include the following:

• 2 bedroom self-contained units

• No extra charge for laundry facility

• No extra charge for utilities

• Walking distance to the main CCS Office

• 8-10 minute walk to LCCH and other surrounding shops

CCS believes in creating a home away from home and to achieve this require self- contained and fully furnished townhouses and/or units. Renovations are currently taking place to ensure these units are online and ready for the significant amount of families who require accommodation by mid 2016.

ANNERLEY ROAD ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE

Short-term accommodation is ideal for regionally-based families who are required to return to Brisbane overnight for post-treatment appointments and check-ups at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and kitchenette. Childhood Cancer Support has opened a short-term accommodation facility located less than 800m away from the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane, with continuous plans for more. These facilities are available to oncology families.

Our short term accommodation facilities are styled similar to that of a hotel room, and include:

• Furnished single rooms (1 – 2 beds per room)

• Ready-made beds and clean linen

• Coffee-making and microwave appliances in each room

• Shared bathroom facilities

• Shared kitchen facilities

• An outdoor and communal area

• Family drop-in area

• Childhood Cancer Support’s transport and recreational services are also open to

all short-staying guests.

Our People

Leadership Team

Please see details of our Staff at http://www.ccs.org.au/about-us/staff/

Names of Board Members

Please see details of our Board at http://www.ccs.org.au/about-us/board- members/

Registration Information

ABN

45 914 790 985

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Other support

HOW TO HELP

There are many ways in which the community and corporate organisations are able to

assist us to provide a better quality of life for children affected by cancer.

Please see details on our website at https://www.ccs.org.au/how-can- you-help/

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide stability to the lives of children undergoing treatment for cancer and their families through the provision of specialised accommodation, emotional and financial support, transportation and recreational therapies.

OUR VISION

That all regional families have equal access to accommodation and tailored family support services to help them cope when their child is diagnosed with cancer.

Childhood Cancer Support is a not-for-profit organisation, who for the past 40 years, has been dedicated to providing families affected by childhood cancer with a place to live that looks and feels like home.

Currently located in Herston, Childhood Cancer Support provides 13 family styled units suitable for med-long term stays. With the opening on the new Lady Cilento Hospital, CCS (Childhood Cancer Support) is transitioning from the Royal Brisbane Hospital precinct to the new Lady Cilento Hospital precinct. This is in order for our children and families to be closer and have peace of mind while undergoing treatment.
In South Brisbane there are 3 short stay rooms with 4 additional med-long stay units currently being renovated and furnished to accommodate more families.

CCS primarily supports regional families who find it difficult to access affordable accommodation while their child is undergoing treatment. The average stay for our families is approximately a demanding and challenging 6-10 months.

Most families rarely get home during their treatment period. This reduces the burden and related stress experienced by families during this critical time. This also opens up opportunities for families and friends to visit and contribute love and support.

By stick­ing to a no-cost policy, Childhood Cancer Support seeks to remove the emotional and fi­nancial stress of living away from home. We provide stability to the lives of children diagnosed with cancer and their families through the provision of accommodation, financial assistance and other social activities for the whole family.

Over the years, thousands of families from Queensland and other states have been assisted by Childhood Cancer Support while their children received treatment in Brisbane. We provide families with a community that cares, because we recognise that this is a battle that cannot be fought alone.

RECREATIONAL / ACTIVITES & SERVICES

Childhood Cancer Support runs a wide variety of events, geared towards supporting and nurturing oncology families. Some of these include our biggest annual fundraiser Talk Like a Pirate Day, weekly Coffee, Cake & Chat (every Wednesday at 2pm), monthly Friday Night BBQs, Art activities, and our yearly Camp Crystal weekend.

REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORKS

When families have been away from their houses, pets and loved ones from weeks, months or even years, it is not unusual when returning “home” that it can be a rather daunting reality. As a means of supporting our regional families when they leave, Childhood Cancer Support has multiple methods of keeping families in touch with each other, and with the organisation should they so desire.

TRANSPORT

Childhood Cancer Support offers pick up and drop offs from our multiple accommodation locations to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and Brisbane Airport, as well as daily grocery runs. We operate two vans, one with wheelchair access, and offer our transport services for free to all oncology families.

Projects in Progress

HERSTON ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE

Childhood Cancer Support provides an oncology-specific medium to long term accommodation solution for families of children undergoing cancer treatment. Childhood Cancer Support has four residential facilities situated side by side, currently situated in Herston.

Our facilities include:

• 1-3 bedroom self-contained units

• No extra charge for laundry facility

• No extra charge for utilities

• Private play areas

• BBQ facilities

• On-site office

Childhood Cancer Support has additional recreational facilities as well including:

• Private playground with jungle gym and cubby house

• Common room, featuring a entertainment system, toys, craft supplies, piano,

• Shared laundry facilities

• Picnic tables and BBQ facilities

• Office and staff support to assist with your needs

SOUTHSIDE ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE

The transition to the Southside has allowed CCS the opportunity to expand and provide an additional 4 units for families to stay in whilst their child receives life saving treatment.

Much like the Herston accommodation, the units will include the following:

• 2 bedroom self-contained units

• No extra charge for laundry facility

• No extra charge for utilities

• Walking distance to the main CCS Office

• 8-10 minute walk to LCCH and other surrounding shops

CCS believes in creating a home away from home and to achieve this require self- contained and fully furnished townhouses and/or units. Renovations are currently taking place to ensure these units are online and ready for the significant amount of families who require accommodation by mid 2016.

ANNERLEY ROAD ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE

Short-term accommodation is ideal for regionally-based families who are required to return to Brisbane overnight for post-treatment appointments and check-ups at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and kitchenette. Childhood Cancer Support has opened a short-term accommodation facility located less than 800m away from the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane, with continuous plans for more. These facilities are available to oncology families.

Our short term accommodation facilities are styled similar to that of a hotel room, and include:

• Furnished single rooms (1 – 2 beds per room)

• Ready-made beds and clean linen

• Coffee-making and microwave appliances in each room

• Shared bathroom facilities

• Shared kitchen facilities

• An outdoor and communal area

• Family drop-in area

• Childhood Cancer Support’s transport and recreational services are also open to

all short-staying guests.

Our People

Leadership Team

Please see details of our Staff at http://www.ccs.org.au/about-us/staff/

Names of Board Members

Please see details of our Board at http://www.ccs.org.au/about-us/board- members/

Registration Information

ABN

45 914 790 985

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Other support

HOW TO HELP

There are many ways in which the community and corporate organisations are able to

assist us to provide a better quality of life for children affected by cancer.

Please see details on our website at https://www.ccs.org.au/how-can- you-help/

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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