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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.

Acorns has helped over 2,470 children and their families since it was established in 1988 and in the last year we supported 865 children and 1,088 families, including those who are bereaved.

our hospices

acorns in
birmingham

located in Selly Oak

acorns for the three counties

located in Worcester

acorns in the black country

located in Walsall

who can use our services?

A holistic service meets the needs of both the children and young people and their families, including the bereaved (subject to meeting the Acorns eligibility criteria). This includes short break provision; emergency and end of life care; therapeutic and psychosocial support; sibling services; and family support.

Support is provided in each of our three hospices and the wider community, including a family’s home and a member of the family team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

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"as a mother, I thought a hospice wasn't for me, but the nurses took the pressure off. Seeing my children having fun relaxed me - I didn't expect that"

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