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Care services - the care we provide

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At Acorns we provide 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 according to Acorns eligibility criteria. This includes short break provision; emergency and end of life care; therapeutic and psychosocial support; sibling services; and family support.

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 a family’s home.

Acorns in Birmingham (located in Selly Oak)
Acorns in the Black Country (located in Walsall)
Acorns for the Three Counties (located in Worcester)

For more information, please select an option from the left hand navigation to view further details about our care services.

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 download a referral form.

For more information about the care provided by Acorns, please download our leaflet.


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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.

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