Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Rainbow Trust Family Support Teams

Rainbow Trust has 8 teams of Family Support Workers in England offering emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:56 AM, 12 April 2016 to 2:33 PM, 3 May 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070532)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing




Families who are trying to cope with having a seriously ill child face huge upheaval to their lives. Caring for a sick child often means that routines are abandoned and normal life is simply not possible. Parents find it difficult to stay in work, the sick child can miss out on vital schooling and siblings are left confused and lacking the attention they need. Often the parents have no-one to talk to that understands what they and their children are going through.


Rainbow Trust provides Family Support Workers to give support to families of children who have life-threatening or terminal illnesses. Support is given at home, at hospital and wherever else is needed. Family Support Workers help parents with the practical aspects of living with a sick child and give emotional support to brothers and sisters who are struggling to deal with the changes to their lives.