Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness, supporting 1,000 families each year. Their two respite houses in Northumberland and Surrey provide a break for the whole family, allowing them to spend precious time together as a family. Rainbow Trust are able to provide respite care when the families are at their lowest ebb, particularly when the child is very ill and may be dying. At this stage the family can come to stay at Rainbow Fernstone for their last quiet break together as a family. Rainbow Trust’s Family Support Workers join the family in their own home and are there to provide whatever practical support is needed. They may attend hospital appointments with parents, sit by the bedside of the sick child to give parents a break and take worried siblings out for the day. Rainbow Trust supports families for as long as they need them – from diagnosis, through the illness and beyond.