AuSome Advent at Aspens!

A very special festive guest is returning this advent across our social media! Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages this advent for some tips and advice from our own AuSome Elf on the Shelf for those on the autism spectrum and their loved ones to help navigate the festive season. Read more

Join our Forest School

Our Forest School sessions based at Aspens’ beautiful woodland, are open to young people with a diagnosis of autism, who live in East Sussex. Come and join the fun, immerse yourself in nature, meet new friends and take part in fun, hands-on activities. Read more

East Sussex Children’s Services to Provide Additional Groups & Holiday Activities for Young People

We’re delighted to announce that Aspens’ East Sussex Children’s Services are expanding their service to provide new groups and holiday sessions for young people on the autism spectrum or with a learning disability, and their families, across Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes and Uckfield. Read more

Aspens Christmas Trees on Sale Now!

Help us make a positive impact on the lives of the people we support this Christmas, and buy your Christmas tree from Aspens! Read more

Aspens Joins other Charities to Call for Urgent Action from Government to Support Disabled People

Today we are one of 76 charities calling on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to take urgent action in his Autumn Statement to support disabled people through the ongoing cost of living crisis. Read more

Celebration to Mark Opening of Aspens’ Charity Shop in Seaford

Carol Trimbee, President of Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Peter White, Town Crier, members of the local community and Aspens’ supporters, volunteers, staff, trustees and people supported by the charity joined to celebrate the opening of Aspens’ new shop in Seaford this week. Read more

Nominate Aspens to Receive a Special Award for the Children and Young People we Support

Please nominate Aspens to receive a £5000 award from Benefact Group's Children and Young People Special Draw. The Benefect Special Draw awards £5000 to ten charities who work with children and young people. It would be fantastic to be one of them! Read more

Celebration of The Natural Affinity Garden Coming Home

It was wonderful to welcome guests to The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens as we celebrated the relocation of the prize-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden to its forever home. Read more

Join our Free Online Sessions for Parents and Carers

These sessions, covering a range of subjects connected to autism, offer guidance to families, carers and personal assistants of autistic people and are run by peer educators. Read more

Aspens Charity Golf Day is a Tee-Riffic Success

Our recent Golf Day was a wonderful day enjoyed by all who attended, including people we support from across the charity, and raised a fantastic £11,000 in aid of The Aspens Natural Affinity Community Project. Read more

Visitors Learn More about Aspens at our Open Day

It was great to welcome so many visitors to our Open Day on Saturday. With tours of our on site services, facilities and grounds and members of our team on hand to talk about the integrated network of support services we provide across the South-East, the day was a fantastic opportunity to find out more about all things Aspens! Read more

Jamie Receives Award for a Year of Volunteering

Jamie, who is supported by Aspens in Kent, regularly volunteers at Bedgebury Forest and was recently awarded a certificate for completing one year’s volunteering. He also volunteers at Aspens’ Crowborough shop. Jamie tells us what he loves about volunteering and we hear from Joel, Senior Support Worker, who supports Jamie to engage in meaningful voluntary work. Read more

Aspens' Megan Bruce Wins PBS Champion Award at Kent Care Awards

We are delighted to announce that Megan Bruce, Positive Behaviour Support Transition Coordinator at Aspens, has won an award in the Positive Behaviour (PBS) Champion category at the Kent Care Awards 2023. Ollie Payne, PBS Specialist, our People Department and the support team at Rosewood, an Aspens' PBS supported living service were also finalists for the awards. Read more

Join our FREE Online Sessions for Parents & Carers

Join our FREE online sessions offering guidance to families, carers and personal assistants of autistic people run by peer educators - parents or carers of autistic people, who are happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. Read more

Aspens' Mike Giles wins BBC Make A Difference Award!

Huge congratulations to Mike Giles, Senior Horticultural Support Worker at Aspens, for winning the Carer category in the BBC Make A Difference Awards hosted by BBC Radio Kent. Read more

Owls and Sparrow Hawk are Released into Wild at Aspens Site

We were joined by the Folly Wildlife Rescue team recently who released three orphaned tawny owls and a sparrowhawk back into the wild at our beautiful Pembury site. Read more

Megan Represents Aspens at 10 Downing Street

Read Megan Bruce's, Aspens' Positive Behaviour Support Transition Coordinator, account of her visit to 10 Downing Street, where she met with Helen Whately, Minister of State for Social Care and others from across the social care sector in an event celebrating people who make a difference for others every day. Read more

Autism and the Early Years Free Virtual Session for Parents

Join our FREE virtual session on Autism and the Early Years on Wednesday 26 July at 7pm. Read more

Up to 50% off West Sussex Summer Holiday Activities this Weekend!

We're running a FLASH SALE on our West Sussex Young People's Service fantastic programme of summer holiday activities for this weekend only! Don't miss out - book now! Read more

Join us for Summer Holiday Activities at Aspens' Bluebell Cafe!

If you're looking for some fun, creative and low-cost activities to do with the family this summer holidays come and visit our Bluebell Cafe and animal farm on Cornford Lane, Pembury!  We've got a fantastic calendar of events taking place throughout the summer, from bubble tea making to ceramic painting. Read more

Aspens Staff and Teams Finalists for Kent Care Awards 2023

Congratulations to Aspens' staff members Megan Bruce, Ollie Payne, the team at our PBS Supported Living service, Rosewood and our People Department, who have all been selected as finalists for the Kent Care Awards 2023 (KiCA). Read more

Congratulations to Mike on being Finalist for BBC Make a Difference Awards!

A huge congratulations to Mike Giles, Senior Horticultural Support Worker at Aspens, who has been selected as one of four finalists in the BBC Radio Kent Make A Difference Awards, in the Carer category. Read more

Acorns Team Win It's a Knockout Competition!

Congratulations to the Acorns Day Opportunities team who won the annual Tonbridge Lions Club It's a Knockout competition on Friday! Read more

Learning Disability Week - Abbie Learns Skills to Find Job Working with Animals

It's Learning Disability Week and we're highlighting some of the many achievements and passions of the people we support, and how our team empower them to live life to the full, to bust the myths about living life with a learning disability. Abbie has been taking part in Aspens' Employability sessions to learn skills to help follow her passion and find a job working with animals. Read more