Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Rainbows delivers essential end-of-life care, creating new memories for children, young people and their families through their Music Therapy Service.  The Radcliffe Trust ‘Therapy and Special Needs’ category supports charities such as Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in order to provide care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, from across the East Midlands, including the provision of Music Therapy.

Thanks to the grant from the Radcliffe Trust, Rainbows has been able to offer therapeutic support for the most vulnerable and poorly children and young people with life limiting conditions.  The grant has also enabled the music therapist to visit wards in the two major hospitals in the area to meet new referrals as well as children and families already known to Rainbows.  This offers something familiar and engaging during often highly stressful periods for both the children and their families.

Throughout this project Rainbows have been able to offer bespoke sessions to children and young people across the entire East Midlands. Sessions have been offered at the hospice when children are resident for respite or end of life care, in their own homes or in the main hospital sites within the region. This means there is a continuity of care and provision of services so that families feel engaged and supported by the hospice without even setting foot in the door.