Care at Rainbows

We provide hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting and life threatening conditions, and their whole family, across the East Midlands. The care we offer is wide ranging; palliative care and end of life care, symptom management, emergency care, respite and short breaks.

Preston in the Music Gardens at Rainbows Hospice

Our Care

The support we give extends to the whole family, into bereavement and beyond for as long as each family needs us.

Family Support

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.

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Moosa and his brothers enjoying play on a roundabout at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Sophie in the multisensory room at Rainbows Hospice

End of Life Care

Our care team are available to help them think about the choices they may wish to consider when their child nears the end of their life. We provide ongoing emotional support at home, at the hospice and over the phone.Ā 

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Support & Counselling

We provide ongoing emotional support at home, at the hospice and over the phone. Bereavement counselling is available as well as support groups.

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Support and Counselling at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Rae and her mum at Rainbows Hospice

Symptom management

Symptom management is the management of common symptoms associated with life-limiting conditions. It is often used to refer to symptoms that are primarily physical, but in palliative care, symptom management also includes attention to psycho-social and spiritual aspects of symptoms where appropriate.

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Short Breaks and Respite

The hospice provides a fully accessible and specially equipped, home-from-home environment with specially decorated bedrooms for the children.

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Isla, Paige and their mum at Rainbows Hospice
Moosa with his family at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Family Accomodation

We aim is to provide a home from home, with a relaxed and informal atmosphere,

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Rainbows puts children and young people first. Everyone working for us is absolutely committed to ensuring the comfort, well-being and safety of all the children, young people and the families who we care for.

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How we maintain our standards

Rainbows is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

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