Acorn Resource Centre

Supporting people with physical and sensory impairments.

What does it do?

The Centre is part of the Mary Potter Centre on Gregory Boulevard. It caters for up to 60 people per day and offers interesting and varied activities. The main centre caters for people aged 18 years and over.

The Centre aims to develop, maintain and prevent the loss of a person's independence by enabling people to rebuilt their confidence, increase socialisation and an overall improvement in their quality of life.

At the Acorn Resource Centre our services are built around you. Everything from meals and transport to activities and leisure time is tailored to provide you with quality care and an enjoyable experience.

Activities: We offer crafts, cookery, indoor and outdoor games, discussion groups, a sensory room, flower arranging, fun days out, boats trips and many more. As our care is person-centred, we try to accommodate for requests made by citizens, for example suggestions made regarding activities which they would like to take part in.

Transport: We can facilitate transport to and from the centre, for which there is a charge. There is car parking available for visitors to the centre.

Meals: You can have meals with us at the centre. We cater for a range of dietary needs. There is a small charge for meals.

Personal care: We provide personal care to those who require it, in a dignified and respectful manner. All our staff are fully trained in this area of care.

Representative Groups: The Acorn Resource Centre has members' representative groups which meet regularly to discuss and input on issues in the centre and in the community as well.

Who it is for?

For people with physical and sensory impairments

Where it is available?

Local service (Nottingham).

What it costs:

Please contact the organisation for more details.

How to access or apply for it:

For more information telephone 01158 763 222 or 0115 883 8070, or email

What to expect then:

We encourage interested parties to contact us using the contact details provided when we will be happy to discuss with you the facilities available at the centre and arrange a visit to meet staff, current residents and get a feel for the service.

Should you wish to take up a place at the centre, a health and needs assessment will take place and financial arrangements discussed. We appreciate this can be quite a daunting so we aim to make the process as straight forward as possible.

Additional information:


"Whilst at home I get very lonely. For me Acorn helps me to meet people. I do activities, especially; drama, sewing, craft; and these give me a sense of achievement."

"I like the atmosphere; I like the company; the staff have always helped me. I like the company as I am treated as a person, as it should be."

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Mary Potter Centre, 76 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 5HY