Support for families

Families of children with life limiting conditions are often overwhelmed by the challenge of caring for their children; the complexities of working with many professionals, services and appointments; and the difficulties of maintaining family life and employment.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People offering support to families affected by life-limiting conditions

Support for families

Rainbows has a multi-disciplinary Family Support team who recognise the specific needs of all family members. We aim to join families on their journey offering holistic support flexibly.

Family Support

Psychological and bereavement support

Rainbows has a Psychological and Bereavement Support Coordinator who coordinates the psychological support of families which may include counselling.

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David Hamilton at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Sibling support at Rainbows Hospice

Sibling support

This is offered to all brothers and sisters aged 5 to 18 of children/young people who use Rainbows.

Sibling Support


Rainbows offers some support and care when a child or young person is in hospital or at home.

Outreach at Rainbows

Outreach at Rainbows at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People