At Acorns, every local child and their family – regardless of background – is welcome. Not only do we provide highly specialised clinical care, but a key aspect of what we do is ensuring we meet all the spiritual and religious needs of children and families.
Acorns treats families and their children as individuals, taking the time to understand their unique needs and beliefs. Our teams work hard to create an inclusive environment and care service that respects all these differences, welcoming families of all faiths and none.
We understand that surroundings have a profound effect on emotional and spiritual wellbeing and we work hard to ensure all visitors to Acorns feel welcome and accepted. In the hospices we celebrate all the major cultural and religious festivals and holidays, including Diwali, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha, Easter and Christmas.
At each hospice, families have access to a range of spiritual and religious resources and materials, including holy scriptures. We also have contact with religious leaders, Imams and priests in the local community who can visit the hospice whenever families require.
Ramadan is a holy month in the Muslim calendar – one in which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, and is one of the five pillars of Islam.
“Ramadan is a month in the year where Muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset. During this month we self reflect and try to be more knowledgeable in our faith” -Suhaila, Acorns Nurse
You can also read Acorns Trustee Bobby Waris’s reflections on the month here.