Acorns Children's Hospice
  • 21 St. Andrews Street
    Droitwich
    WR9 8DY
Acorns Children's Hospice is a charity, with a local shop in Droitwich, that cares for children and young people, who have life limiting conditions.

Established in 1988, Acorns Children's Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for over 500 life limited and life threatened children and young people and providing support for their families across the heart of England. These children and young people are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Acorns is the only organisation that provides this level of care to these vulnerable youngsters whilst offering a range of  support services to the whole family to help them cope at every stage of their child's life and beyond into bereavement.

We provide tailored nursing care for each child; short breaks, emergency and end-of-life care at each of our three hospices:

  • Acorns in Birmingham based at Selly Oak
  • Acorns in the Black Country based at Walsall
  • Acorns for the Three Counties based at Worcester

Acorns for the Three Counties

Acorns for the Three Counties, based in Worcester, opened in 2005. The hospice supports children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and their families including Droitwich and the wider areas of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

 

The hospice is small and informal, warm and welcoming, with a real home-from-home feel. There are no uniforms or set routines and the mix of therapy, play and specialist nursing care ensures that Acorns children make the most of every day.

 

There are 10 specially-equipped bedrooms, a multi-sensory room, family flats so parents can stay close by, and a hydrotherapy pool, which plays a vital role in helping to unlock the potential of many young people. Acorns for the Three Counties has its own adolescent unit to support teenagers. This unit gives adolescents space away from younger children and a degree of independence.

 

The hospice has two special bedrooms, where children can stay after death and before their funeral, and a peaceful memorial garden. There is an acre of interactive gardens, with outdoor musical instruments and a swing suitable for wheelchair users, as well as a Caribbean-themed garden complete with its own desert island! Acorns for the Three Counties is within close reach of the M5, giving families across the Three Counties quick and easy access to the hospice and all its facilities.

 

More information and fundraising:

If you would like to find out more about Acorns or want to get involved with fundraising please visit www.acorns.org.uk or call our Worcester Fundraising Office on 01905 761220. 

 

 

Stock donations

We urgently need donations of good quality stock (clothing, books, toys and games, etc.) to sell in our shops. Please take your donations to your local Acorns charity shop between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

 

Your nearest Acorns shop is in Droitwich:

21 St. Andrew’s Street, Droitwich, WR9 8DY

Tel: 01905 771 105

Store Manager: Lyn Smith

 

 

Referrals:

Acorns for the Three Counties welcomes referrals from Droitwich and across the Three Counties region. To meet our criteria, children and young people need to be under 18 years of age and be diagnosed with a life limiting or life threatening condition. Families are referred to Acorns by Paediatricians, GPs, Social Workers, Community Nurses and by themselves.

 

A referral form can be downloaded at: www.acorns.org.uk/care


Completed forms can be emailed to referralthreecounties@acorns.org.uk or posted to:

Clerical Lead
Acorns in the Three Counties

350 Bath Road
Worcester
WR5 3EZ

 

Enquiries: 01905 767676

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