Working in partnership with health providers

Rainbows works in partnership with health providers across the East Midlands to ensure that the very best care and support is available for the children and young people who use our services.

If you would like to contact any of these services for a child you are caring for, please see below for contact details.

Derbyshire

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

  • The Diana Community Children’s Service

    The Diana Community Children’s Service provides care and support for children and young people and their families requiring nursing care and support in a community setting within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as follows:

    • Acute and Continuing Nursing Care
    • Child and Family Support Service (CAFSS)
    • Palliative and End of Life Care/ 24/7 on Call
    • Children/Young People Macmillan Service
    • Short Breaks and Continuing Care Services
    • Training
    • Cultural Support Worker
    • Special School Nursing Team
    • Respiratory Physiotherapists (Deliver Rapid Response to children with complex neuro disability, neuro muscular weakness)

    Address: Diana Childrens Community Service, Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester. LE4 8P
    Landline telephone: 0116 2955080 (8am – 4pm)

    Website: leicspart.nhs.uk/service/diana-childrens-community-service/ includes access to referral form

    Email: FYPCDianaAdmin@leicspart.nhs.uk

Nottinghamshire

  • Nottinghamshire Children’s Community Nurses

    If a child or young person shows clinical signs of deterioration and concerns are raised about their condition then activation to the acute nursing support service can be offered. Care will then be offered 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    Landline telephone: 0300 123 3387
    Emergency OOH: Bleep number : 07659 507206 (only when activated on end of life)
    Email: not-tr.ICCYPHReferrals@nhs.net

  • Paediatric Palliative Care Nurse Specialist

    Based at Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

    Referrals accepted for children 0-18 ( and in utero) with life-limiting illness who have a NCH consultant.
    Emotional and psychosocial support, personal resuscitation planning, discharge planning, referral to services around the child and family in the community, supporting palliative care and end of life care in the hospital, symptom management, support with wishes and choices at end of life, colleague support

    Landline telephone: 0115 924 9924 x 86276
    Caroline Dorsett Paediatric Palliative Care Nurse Specialist 07812 275 400

  • Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nursing Service

    Oncology outreach nursing Service providing ongoing care, education and support to children and young people between 0-18 years diagnosed with cancer and their families.

    Landline telephone: 0115 924 9924 ext 65805
    Email: sam.ball@nuh.nhs.uk

  • Rapid Response Children’s Physiotherapy

    Rapid response respiratory physiotherapy to reduce hospital admissions secondary to chest infection/facilitate earlier discharge from hospital. Available to children/young people 0-25 years who have:

    • Registered with a Nottingham City / Nottinghamshire County GP
    • Have severe respiratory deficit
    • Have severe neurological disability
    • Under the care of an Acute Consultant

    Mobile telephone: 07748 987 610 / 07545 419 374 / 07966 373 860 / 07540 670 191 (8am – 5pm)
    Out of Hours: 07748 987 610 (Saturdays between 1 October – 31 March; 8.30am – 4.30pm)
    Email: Moira.Flanigan@nottshc.nhs.uk

  • Child Bereavement Team

    Nottingham Childrens Hospital – Queens Medical Centre.

    Providing bereavement support following the death of a 0 – 18-year-old to families and professionals, whether the death was expected or unexpected. Pre bereavement support also provided.

    Landline telephone: 0115 924 9924 x 86276

  • The Butterfly Project

    The Butterfly Project provides comprehensive practical and emotional support to children & young people with life limiting illnesses and their families, from diagnosis to bereavement.

    The project is funded by the local health authority and can provide a service in the following areas:- City of Nottingham, Gedling, Rushcliffe & Broxtowe.

    What they offer:

    • Support to individuals in their family homes and within the community.
    • Practical help and advice along the child’s/young person’s journey in partnership with a wide range of medical professionals.
    • Individual work with the child/young person in respect to hopes, fears, dreams and wishes.
    • Emotional support to children/young people and families to explore and express their feelings and make informed choices around ‘end of life care’.
    • Opportunities to participate in a variety of activities and have meaningful experiences.
    • A range of Family days, activities and events, in response to the needs of the children, young people, their siblings and parents/carers we work with.
    • A post bereavement service of two years for bereaved siblings and parents · Sibling support groups and workshops, allowing opportunity to talk about & understand their feelings and to also have some fun.

    Office hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
    Contact: Kerry Lawson, Specialist Family Support Worker, Barnado’s Family Support Services – Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
    Email: kerry.lawson@barnados.org.uk
    Landline telephone: 0115 9255565
    Fax Number: 0115 224311
    Post: Oban House, 8 Chilwell Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1EJ

Lincolnshire

Northamptonshire

  • Specialist Children’s Nursing Team (North)

    CCN provide support for children with long term, life limiting conditions.
    Provide 24/7 oncall and visiting for end of life care on activation of the on call service.
    Landline telephone: 01536 452 232 (Monday – Friday 8am-6pm) to discuss new referral for end of life care.

  • Specialist Children’s Nursing Team (South)

    CCN provide support for children with long term, life limiting conditions.
    Provide 24/7 oncall and visiting for end of life care on activation of the on call service.
    Landline telephone: 01604 523 896 (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm) to discuss new referral for end of life care