Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. For these families, life is unthinkably tough. Their lives are shattered into a million pieces as they struggle to cope with the possibility that their child might die.
Rainbow Trust offers much needed respite and support to the whole family, from their child’s diagnosis, during treatment and, if needed, through bereavement and beyond.
Our Family Support Workers give practical and emotional support when it is needed, filling the gaps between hospital, hospice and home. This support helps families with the challenging situations they are facing – especially now. Because of this support, families are better able to cope and can face the future, whatever it may hold.
Rainbow Trust relies on voluntary donations and through the generosity of supporters we currently help around 2,500 families each year. Our vision is that one day all seriously ill children will have access to a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker.