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Butterfly Project - Barnardo’s Family Support Service

The Butterfly Project provides comprehensive practical and emotional support to children & young people with life limiting illnesses and their families, from diagnosis to bereavement. 

The project is funded by the local health authority and can provide a service in the following areas:- City of Nottingham, Gedling, Rushcliffe & Broxtowe.

What we offer:-

  • Support to individuals in their family homes and within the community.
  • Practical help and advice along the child’s/young person’s journey in partnership with a wide range of medical professionals.
  • Individual work with the child/young person in respect to hopes, fears, dreams and wishes.
  • Emotional support to children/young people and families to explore and express their feelings and make informed choices around ‘end of life care’.
  • Opportunities to participate in a variety of activities and have meaningful experiences.
  • A range of Family days, activities and events, in response to the needs of the children, young people, their siblings and parents/carers we work with.
  • A post bereavement service of two years for bereaved siblings and parents · Sibling support groups and workshops, allowing opportunity to talk about & understand their feelings and to also have some fun.
  • Parent support groups both pre and post bereavement


Who to contact

01159 255 565

Where to go

Barnardo’s Family Support Service
Barnardos, Oban House, 8
Chilwell Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Other Details

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Record Last Updated On: 29/10/2019

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