Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years of age with a life threatening or terminal illness and need are in the greatest need.

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity Family Support Workers support the whole family, in a place of their choice. They are not a hospice. Rainbow Trust Children's Charity Family Support Workers go wherever they are needed to make life just a little bit easier, providing tailored and high-quality support to the whole family.

Support includes:

  • Home support – Supporting families in their home, to help them through the ups and downs.
  • Transport – To and from hospital, school drop-offs and outings.
  • In hospital – This might be playing with the sick child and siblings, attending important appointments with parents, or giving parents a break from sitting at a bedside.
  • Sibling support – Family Support Workers can help maintain a routine, make sure homework is done, hobbies are given time, and siblings have a safe outlet for their emotions.
  • Bereavement support - Helping families come to terms with a child’s diagnosis, discuss options for end of life care, help families make funeral plans, and are there for them during bereavement.

With 30 years’ experience in this field, their model of care to be replicated across the social care sector for families facing life threatening or terminal illness, regardless of diagnosis.