The care services we provide

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.

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 at the bottom of 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

Antenatal & neonatal



Multisensory therapy

Complementary therapy

Short breaks



Bed Booking Guidance

Family in the garden at Acorns for the Three Counties

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.