Increasing number of people are becoming terminally ill, put in care and reaching end of life. Black, Minority and Ethnic (BME) communities enjoyed strong family bonds are increasing suffering alone despite receiving care and treatment. Traditional extended families are becoming strained due to younger generations becoming busy with work, education or complex nature of ill health of their loved ones. Often the sick and elderly are left alone in institutions or home.

Medical practitioners often give priority to clinical care and most institutions are not familiar or have the resources to provide care to accommodate the patient’s cultural, spiritual and social needs.  Eden Care UK will engage the service users in a culturally inclusive and religious sensitive manner to increase and enhance their quality of life through friendship and advocacy. Our services are for young people and adults who are terminally ill or reaching end of life.


  • Offer friendship, care and sense of belonging to members of our community who are terminally ill and reaching end of life.


  • Through friendship provide dignity, care and sense of self-worth
  • Advocate for quality of care & enhance life choices
  • Support families with burial plan

Our Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Honesty
  • Culturally inclusive

What We Do

  • We befriend & advocate for quality care and life
  • Help with burial arrangements
  • We identify gaps through research and develop projects to empower needy

Our Promise

  • Work hard
  • Empower the needy
  • Create opportunities

13 Rivers Trust – A brief introduction

13 Rivers has a deep meaning and roots back to the saying of our parents which means: ‘Sacrifice – Hope – Opportunities’

13 Rivers is an energetic and dynamic charity which focuses its work around needy individuals, young people and communities left behind mainstream society. 13 Rivers Trust will celebrate the contribution made by our elders and emulate there good practice of helping others and create new opportunities through which hope will be given. Our programmes will include:

  • Eden Care UK
  • Young leaders
  • Gifts 4 Orphans UK

Eden Care UK is a programme of 13 Rivers Trust – charity registration number 1161219.  Over 95% of our work is UK based.