Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports seriously ill children and their families in the family home and local community.

Families who have a child or young person up to the age of 18 with a life threatening or terminal condition (for example cancer, some neurological conditions, babies in neonatal intensive care) are eligible. Anyone can refer.

Rainbow Trust help families to manage everyday life while caring for a sick child and to make the most of time together. Their Family Support Workers provide practical and emotional support.

Families have complete choice about the type of support they receive. Rainbow Trust’s support can include:

  • short breaks from caring
  • family activity days
  • drop-in groups
  • support with hospital visits, including transport to and from appointments
  • support for siblings
  • bereavement support

Support is generally available from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. How often and how long for depends on family choice and needs.

Rainbow Trust also operates a 24-hour service for families in crisis. This includes a 24-hour dedicated on call number and the possibility of extended hours of family support during weekdays and weekends.

How the service is accessed

Self referral or professional referral - call or email.

Phone number

01372 220081

Operational locations

  • Essex


Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Estate Office
London Road
SS13 2BZ