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Acorns provides babies, children and young people aged 0 – 18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support. A holistic service meets the needs of both the children and young people and their families, including the bereaved.

This includes short break provision; emergency and end of life care; therapeutic and psychosocial support; sibling services; and family support. A package of care is tailored for each individual child which includes their medical, emotional, cultural, religious and spiritual needs. This package is provided both in the hospice and a family’s home.

Take a tour of our history, from the foundations of the organisation in the eighties, to our present day activities.

Last year, Acorns supported 876 children and more than 1097 families, including those who are bereaved.

It costs almost £10million a year to run our vital care services in the hospices and community. This would not be possible without the support of people like you to help us to continue to provide care for local children and their families.

Yes, I want to help local children

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