Rainbow Trust is the leading organisation providing emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
There are over 86,000* children in England with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. This number has trebled over the last 17 years and is rising. Thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day to day basis. Rainbow Trust pairs each family with an expert Family Support Worker who provide a lifeline to these families and children, enabling them to make the most of their time together, giving them practical and emotional support, whenever they need it, for as long as is needed.
We support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. Support is hugely varied and depends on the needs of the family. It can include:
*Make Every Child Count study, University of York, 2020
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: