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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sean Tansey
Contact Position
Family Support Manager
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Where to go

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
White Cross Business Centre
Office 5-2-6 The Gatehouse, South Road

This venue is administrative only, e.g. for referrals.

Support is provided in family homes and in the community, with drop-in groups at various times and venues. Please contact Sean Tansey for more details.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Support is generally available from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm, frequency and duration depending on family choice and needs.
Time of day
Session Information
Rainbow Trust operates a 24-hour service for families in crisis
which includes a 24-hour dedicated on call number
and the possibility of extended hours of family support during weekdays and weekends.

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details


Other notes

Our Support

Rainbow Trust pairs each family with a dedicated expert Family Support Worker. Services are tailored to the individual needs of each family member, including the sick child, parents, siblings, grandparents and extended family. Support includes:

  • Providing short breaks for the sick child and siblings, which may include drop-in groups, family days, trips out or fun activities at home
  • Spending time with the ill child at hospital or home
  • Accompanying and supporting parents and their child during clinic and hospital visits; providing transport to hospital
  • Helping maintain normality in the home by working with and caring for siblings, to ensure usual activities are continued
  • Siblings may be supported through one-to-one sessions, help getting to school or with homework, regular sibling groups and school holiday events and activities
  • Providing practical support with household chores to help families manage day to day life
  • Providing emotional support
  • Providing end-of-life care and bereavement support
 Last updated: 26 May 2020