Acorns Children’s Hospice provides care, support, fun and laughter for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people and support for their families.
We provide care in our three hospices, Acorns in Birmingham, Acorns for the Three Counties and Acorns in the Black Country, as well as in the family home and community.
Our hospices provide a home from home environment where children can take part in a variety of fun and therapeutic activities, from arts and crafts sessions to hydrotherapy. Children visit Acorns for short breaks, end of life and emergency care, whilst providing families with a much needed break from caring round the clock.
Acorns is here to help families feel equipped to cope at every stage of their child’s life with our dedicated team offering psychological, emotional and practical support. Our team of health and social care professionals provide a range of services including bereavement support, advocacy and a number of dedicated support groups.
In the past year we have cared for over 870 children and more than 1,140 families, including those who are bereaved. It costs Acorns nearly £10 million every year to provide these services and we rely on the generosity of the public for the majority of this amount.
 From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018