Acorns is our new purpose-built Children’s Development centre bringing together many children’s services together in one location.

The Child Development Centre ensures that good quality, integrated family services are easily accessible and welcoming to all.

The new building includes the following facilities and services:

  • Reception area and waiting space
  • Audiology (hearing)
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Children's Community Nursing
  • Community Paediatrics
  • Dietetics (diet and nutrition)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Outside therapy areas
  • Paediatrics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Portage team (early intervention service)
  • Sensory room
  • SPA - Single Point of Access (admin support team)
  • Speech and Language Therapy

Interior designer Boex, who specialise in carrying out workshops with service users, helped develop the interesting and engaging, child-friendly theme.
Boex held workshops with children who use the services and clinicians to develop an artwork theme. The workshop encouraged the children to find ways of weaving nature inspired graphics and objects through the design of the waiting areas and linking the corridors.
Using leaf imagery to inspire, the children worked on large strips of paper to create ‘leaf-scapes’ through mark-making. The artwork and decorations are also included on the signage.