Acorns care services

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides care for babies, children and young people aged 0-18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions, and associated complex needs. We offer a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support from our three hospices.

Care and support is delivered in response to the individual needs of a child and their family with a package of care tailored for each child that includes their medical, emotional, cultural, religious and spiritual needs. This package is provided in each of our three hospices and the wider community, including outreach care in a family’s home.

Hospice care services

Our care services for children include short breaks at our hospices, emergency and end of life care, therapeutic and psychosocial support – you can find more information on each our of care services using the links further down this page.

A holistic service meets the needs of both the children and young people and their families, including those who are bereaved. For information about how we support the whole family please visit our family support page

If you would like to find out how to refer a child or young person to Acorns, please visit our referrals page where you can find our referral form.

Find out more about our hospice services

Newborn baby's hand holding its parent's finger

Antenatal & neonatal

A little girl smiles as she goes down a small slide in the hospice gardens. She has a tube into her nose and is being supported down the slide by her mum


A boy stands in the hydrotherapy pool at an Acorns hospice. He has a float vest on and a toy in his hands, and is smiling at the camera


Two boys sit supported on cushions in an Acorns sensory room. They have pinky-purple sensory lights draped over their legs, and in the mirror behind them you can see more lights reflected from the rest of the room

Multisensory therapy

Complementary therapy

A little boy is playing with a mirror at an Acorns hospice

Short breaks

A smiling girl in a wheelchair sits with her mum in an Acorns garden



Bed Booking Guidance

Acorns Family Portal Guidance


Supporting the whole family

To find information about how we support the wider family including siblings, parents and grandparents please view our family services area.