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Rainbow Trust Family Support

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families who have a child or young person aged 0-18 years with a life-threatening or terminal illness.

Some families may have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day-to-day basis. The Rainbow Trust's family support workers provide a lifeline to these families.

Family Support Workers support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child or young person, brothers, sisters, and grandparents. Rainbow Trust Support Workers enable families to make the most of their time together, offering them practical and emotional support, whenever they need it, for as long as its needed.

Support is varied and depends on the needs of the family and can include:

  • Listening to families fears and anxieties
  • Helping to explain illnesses, diagnosis and treatments
  • Keeping a seriously ill child or young person company during hospital stays
  • Driving families to medical appointments to help save time and money
  • Organise fun activities for unwell children or young people and their siblings
  • Offer support through bereavement and grief

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