Acorns provides care for babies, children and young people, who have life limiting or life threatening conditions across the West Midlands. They offer a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support for local families. Acorns provides care from their three hospices, as well as in the family home and the community. Their hospices are open 24/7, 365 days a year, ensuring they can be there for children and families when they are needed most. ·
Each of Acorns children's hospices are purpose built with 10 specially decorated bedrooms catering for children and young people from birth to 18 years of age. They are designed to be a home-from-home environment to help children enjoy their stay and make the most of every day. Caring for a child with complex medical needs can place unimaginable demands on a family, both physically and emotionally. When time is short every moment is precious which is why, as well as providing specialist care, Acorns helps families to make lasting memories.
Quite simply, Acorns are there to support families on their journeys, in any way they can. Their package of care is tailored for each individual child to meet their medical, emotional, cultural, religious and spiritual needs.
In the past year, Acorns has supported over 820 children and more than 1,070 families across the West Midlands, including those who have been bereaved.
Libby Kaluna Partnerships Fundraising Manager
"We are delighted that Heart Hemp has nominated Acorns as their chosen charity. During these challenging times, the support from our local business community makes it possible for us to be there for families when they need us most. We are so excited to work with Julie and the team at Heart Hemp."
Julie Teague Heart Hemp
"Heart Hemp have chosen to support Acorns since it is an amazing cause which does fantastic work and is close to our hearts. We believe wellness is important in everyone's lives and Acorns gives local children and families the best opportunities to look after their mental and physical wellbeing."