Life in all its fullness for young people in Exeter
Young people with special needs in Exeter can look forward to a secure future thanks to a project supported by Allchurches Trust Limited (ATL).
Rainbow Living is a trust set up by the parents of children with special needs, particularly those with learning disabilities, which provides them with a bespoke home and specialist care for as long as it is needed.
Parents worried that the long term future of their children was uncertain as parents grew older and were unable to continue caring for their children. Driven by this common concern, they created the trust and raised money to buy property and professional care to give young people a stimulating, caring and loving environment, even after they could no longer provide it.
The trust has two successful homes already and are working towards acquiring a third property in Exeter.
Rainbow Living Chairman Jan Pinniger said: “The grant kindly donated by ATL is going towards helping Rainbow Living acquire its third Rainbow House. This will enable another five adults with disabilities, particularly learning disabilities, to make the transition from living at home to being supported to live life to the full in their local community. Without ATL support this will not become a reality. It directly benefits our future tenants and their families.”
See how Rainbow Living makes a difference
The professional care and support for the Rainbow House tenants is provided by Prospects, however, all of the families live nearby and remain very much part of their children's lives.
Grants Officer Paul Playford, who visited the project said: “The Rainbow Living trustees believe that this project is their ministry and just as Christ ministered to the needy, Rainbow Living wants to reflect this love to those in their care. The homes are clearly meeting the needs of these young people and making a huge difference to the lives of both the tenants and their families. ATL is very proud to support it.”