Charity reaches out to East Midlands Ethnic communities

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Rainbows Hospice launches Poster campaign

RAINBOWS Hospice for Children and Young People is launching a campaign to raise awareness of its services to families with English as their second language, across the East Midlands.

More than 6,000 posters are set to be printed and distributed to the regions medical practices and support centres. The poster contains a welcome in 19 different languages, including Hindi, Polish and Somali and will direct the reader to detailed online leaflets describing the support that Rainbows offers in their chosen language. Versions in Sign, Braille, Plain English and audio are also being made available.

In addition, Google Translate and an accessibility tool have also been integrated into the Rainbows website, making the charity more accessible than ever before.

Ranjan Saujani, Cultural Link Worker, who is overseeing the project, said: “Over 12 per cent of the 230 families Rainbows works with every year speak English as their second language. Our latest poster and leaflet campaign is designed to ensure that as many people as possible are aware of the services Rainbows offers.”

“We want all families to know that, if they have a child with a life limiting or terminal condition, there is a place that is dedicated exclusively to them and their needs.”

Rainbows is the only hospice for children and young people in the East Midlands and its services are provided free of charge. These including palliative and emergency care, massage therapy, hydrotherapy, emotional and psychological care and music therapy among others.

To obtain more information, please call Marion Borg or Ranjan Saujani on 01509 638 000, or visit www.rainbows.co.uk/info to read more about the service in your chosen language. 

 

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