Rainbows is here to support children, young people and their families at end of life.

What does end of life care encompass?

End of life care at Rainbows includes:

  • Understanding a child, young person and families wishes in advance
  • Access to an experienced and qualified multi-disciplinary team of professionals
  • Development and delivery of individual care plans to include pain management and symptom control
  • Space and facilities to allow for wider support networks to be involved during end of life care
  • Nurse-led care to manage personal needs and physical symptoms
  • Psychological care and emotional support for the child and family to cope with the complex feelings experienced around death and bereavement
  • Bereavement suite where a child can stay after their death
  • On-site accommodation to allow a family to stay with their child, before and after death
  • Practical advice and support with funeral arrangements, registering a child’s death, liaising with other agencies
  • Pre- and post-bereavement support
  • Therapeutic support groups for family members
  • Support and facilitation of ‘memory making’ – experiences, photographs, etc

Rainbows couldn’t change what we were going through but it could put a soothing balm around it. I also think she chose Rainbows for us. She knew we could all be together and she knew we would be looked after.