Dying Matters week is this year highlighting the importance of supporting those who are ‘dying to be heard’. For any family on the Isle of Man bereaved by the loss of a child or young person, our ‘Rainbow Room’ in Rebecca House provides a private, intimate and special place of rest where the family have the opportunity to be able to spend extra time with child until the day of the funeral.
Our wonderful team do everything possible to support the family with the time they may want to spend with the child, and honour the child’s memory by personalising the Rainbow Room with photographs, pictures, posters, bed linen, favourite toys and music. These precious memories can bring some comfort to the family during this very sad and difficult time.
The family are able to stay in Rebecca House or come and go as they wish, and the staff are happy to work with them to create special keepsakes and memory boxes for the child’s siblings.
Following the funeral, our support for the family continues for days, months, and years following the death of the child, as our Bereavement Support team and Young Person’s Support Services offers support to the families following their loss, ensuring that their voice and emotions continue to be heard and supported.
Due to our current building refurbishments, there are alternative arrangements in place for the Rainbow Room, however our service and family bereavement support remain as supportive as ever.
For more information about the Rainbow Room please contact Rebecca House on +44 (0)1624 647405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.