Short breaks provide safety net

Acorns Children’s Hospice isn’t only about end of life care. It’s about enabling children and families to live life to the full, with the emotional, clinical and medical care they need – often over many years. This can include tailored nursing care during short breaks in the hospice and the wellbeing of the whole family, including siblings.

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Living with episodic ataxia

Oli is 12 years old and has Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). In Year 6 he kept falling over at school and was sent straight to hospital where he stayed for a week. In that time, he had scans, blood tests, more scans, a lumbar puncture and then a genetic test, which confirmed FA.

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Working together with schools to improve wellbeing

The Covid-19 pandemic has been one of the most challenging times that schools have ever faced. They have achieved a remarkable amount in making sure that children and young people have been kept safe whilst able to continue learning. However, lockdowns and subsequent changes within the school environment are likely to have a lasting impact on mental health and wellbeing.

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Making a difference for deaf children

The National Deaf Children’s Society is a key voice in the deaf community, representing deaf children, young people and their families as an advocate and policy influencer.

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