Welcome to Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust
Established in 1988 we provide specialist palliative care and support to local life limited and life threatened children and their families across the heart of England for almost 30 years.
In the last year, we have cared for 876 children and supported 1,097 families, including those who are bereaved across Birmingham and the West Midlands, including Coventry Warwickshire, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire and Shropshire regions.
Acorns are here to care, for children and young people and their families across the heart of England. We have three children’s hospices – Selly Oak – Birmingham West Midlands, Worcester and Walsall. We provide a wide range of care services for children, from neonatal all the way through to transition to adulthood. Services include ongoing medical support, end of life care and providing hospices at home.
We appreciate that support for the family is important too, support is provided to siblings and family members. Support groups are available including bereavement support.
We have a wide range of care services available; these include physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, multi-sensory therapy, complementary therapies as well as the opportunity for families to have short breaks at Acorns. Click this link to refer a child to Acorns.
If you’re looking to get involved with the work of Acorns, there are lots of opportunities available! We are always grateful for major donors and funds from trusts and foundations. Additionally there are lots of fundraising opportunities, whatever your stage of life there is an Acorns fundraising activity for you. If you have some time available then volunteering could be an option, we always appreciate volunteers in our three hospices, in our shops, at events or in our offices. Talking of events, there’s great fun and challenges ahead when you walk, run, cycle or get involved in our other fundraising events.
To support the work of Acorns, we have a network of over 50 shops across the heart of England so pop in to your local shop today anything you buy will be directly supporting our vital care for local children. We welcome the donation of goods, and shops are another great opportunity to volunteer if you have some time available. If you’d like employment with Acorns, check our staff vacancies in shops here.
Donations are especially appreciated and really help fund the ongoing care for young people and their families provided by Acorns. It costs us nearly £10 million a year to provide our vital care services and we rely on the generosity of the public for the majority of these funds. There is a range of ways to donate including a regular gift standing orders, through your payroll and one-off donations including through events. Also, there is an opportunity to donate to Acorns through a will and via tribute funds.
Look around this website to learn more about the work of Acorns. First and foremost visit our about us page. Also on the site you’ll be able to view our latest newsletter, vision mission and values, five-year strategy, facts and figures and other publications. Read about our corporate partners, the history of the charity and also our engagement with other healthcare professionals.