Join our Hampden Park Team for Christmas Shopping Event

Come and our join our Hampden Park store team for some late night Christmas shopping at The Broadway United Church this Saturday evening! Read more

BBC Radio Sussex Interview with Robbie Shanahan

Listen our CEO Robbie Shanahan being interviewed on the Mark Carter breakfast show on BBC Radio Sussex (Saturday 20 November) about the challenges the social care sector is facing in terms of staffing and why he has written to funders to appeal for support for long-term solutions to this issue. Read more

Support our Christmas Appeal

We're asking for your help to make the Christmas wishes of the people we support come true this year by giving them the gift of a special activity, outing or trip to enjoy. Read more

Aspens is on BBC South East News

View Aspens on BBC South East TV news in a report on the recruiting and retaining of social care staff. Read more

Aspens' Christmas Trees

Christmas trees will be on sale outside our Bluebell Cafe throughout the holiday season. Pop along for a cuppa and a mince pie and pick up your tree at the same time, whilst supporting Aspens! Read more

First In-Person Gathering for Aspens' Social Group

The 'Professionals' social group had their first in-person meet up since lockdown this week and enjoyed a brilliant evening out at the pub having a meal and a drink together. Read more

CEO Robbie Shanahan Appeals for Urgent Support to Manage Impact of Covid on Staffing

Our CEO Robbie Shanahan has written a letter to local authorities, councillors and funders asking for urgent help in recruiting and retaining our frontline keyworkers who provide vital care and support to people with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum. Read more

Watch Aspens on KMTV News

Watch the news feature, which raises awareness on how fireworks can affect people on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities, here. Read more

Aspens to be on KMTV News Today

Tune in to KMTV news this evening to see Aspens featured in a piece on how fireworks can affect people on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities. Read more

Steph Upton on Being an Aspens' Trustee

This Trustees' Week we say thank you to all our volunteer Trustees for the vital work they do for our charity. Throughout the week we have been hearing from some of our Trustees and today we hear from Steph Upton on what her role involves and what she loves best about it. Read more

Ian Arnold on Being an Aspens' Trustee

This Trustees' Week, we say thank you to our wonderful board of Trustees and hear from Ian Arnold on what he enjoys about being an Aspens Trustee, and why others should consider supporting charities in this way. Read more

Kiefer's Environmentally-Friendly Fundraising Continues!

Kiefer's awesome environmentally-friendly fundraising for Aspens continues and he has now raised over £700 to support our work! Read more

5 Stars for our Bluebell Cafe

Congratulations to our fantastic Bluebell Cafe team who have been awarded a 5 star food hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Read more

We Say Thank You for Trustees' Week

It's Trustees' Week and we say thank you to our ten wonderful Trustees for all their support and hear from Gill Marcus, Chair of Trustees, about her role and what she enjoys about being a Trustee. Read more

Pumpkin Patch is a Fangtastic Success

It was wonderful to welcome the community back to our Pembury site this half-term week for lots of spooktacular fun. Read all about it here. Read more

Family Support Coffee Mornings

Learn more about encouraging positive behaviour at our relaxed and friendly coffee mornings for family members and friends of young people on the autism spectrum or with learning disabilities, this November. Read more

New Young People's Groups in East Sussex

Our East Sussex team are launching two new groups for young people which will provide the opportunity to learn in nature, build confidence and make new friends. Read more

Aspens Responds to CQC's State of Care Report

Aspens CEO Robbie Shanahan responds to the Care Quality Commission's State of Care report for 2020/2021. Read more

Join us for our Recruitment Open Day!

Join us for our Recruitment Open Day this Saturday, 16 October, in Battle, East Sussex. Meet our friendly team and find out more about the opportunities for care and support roles with Aspens. Read more

Empowering Sessions for Young People We Support

We hear from our West Sussex Children & Young People's Service Group Lead, Jade Fearick, about how the activities and group sessions help the young people they support to feel empowered and increase their confidence and independence. Read more

Thank You to our Marvellous Marathon Runners!

A huge thanks to all our Aspens virtual runners who ran the London Marathon yesterday to raise funds for our charity. Read more

Aspens Courier

Read our latest Aspens Courier here, with a letter from CEO Robbie Shanahan, stories from the people we support and a round-up of all our latest news and events. Read more

A Pirate Treasure Hunt for Acorns

Our Acorns day services recently had a pirate's treasure hunt as part of their City and Guilds Skills for Working Life qualification. Read more

Great Night at Kent Charity Awards Celebrating our Team's Work

We were honoured to be one of the finalists at the Kent Charity Awards held last night at Rochester Cathedral. We were shortlisted for the Large Charity award in recognition of the outstanding work of our team over the challenging past months. Read more