Holly and Richard are Finalists for National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards

We are thrilled to announce that two of our outstanding team members have been selected as finalists for The National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2024! Read more

Celebrating Learning Disability Week

It's Learning Disability Week and this year's theme, 'Do You See Me?', is all about being seen, heard and valued. We're joining in by shining a light on the unique achievements and passions of some of the people we support across our social media this week. Read more

Aspens and Trustee Ian Colbridge Selected as Finalists for 2024 Kent Charity Awards

Exciting News! Aspens has been selected as a finalist for the Disability Charity category and Aspens' trustee Ian Colbridge has been selected as a finalist for Trustee of the Year for the 2024 Kent Charity Awards. Read more

Have your voice heard this General Election 2024

Aspens champions the inclusion of autistic people and those with learning disabilities, and we believe it's incredibly important that everyone is empowered to have a voice in the General Election 2024. With just over 3 weeks to go until the General Election, we share helpful information and deadlines. Read more

Thank You to Our Amazing Volunteers!

It's Volunteers' Week and we are celebrating and saying a huge thank you to all our wonderful Aspens volunteers! Read more

Prize-Winning Chelsea Flower Show Garden is Officially Opened in its Permanent Home

We were delighted to officially open our prize-winning Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens in its permanent home at our Pembury site last week. To mark the one-year anniversary of the garden first being presented to the public at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we held a series of celebratory events for our community and supporters. Read more

Watch Aspens on BBC South East

Watch Aspens on BBC South East! We are featured in a piece about the prize-winning Natural Affinity Garden, as shown at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, being officially reopened in its permanent home at Aspens’ site this week. Read more

Preparations Ahead of Opening Natural Affinity Garden One Year On from Chelsea

Last-minute touches were made to The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens this week as we prepare to officially open the Silver-Gilt Prize-Winning Chelsea garden in its forever home at the heart of our charity. Read more

Spectacular Performance Raises Funds for Aspens

We were thrilled to receive the incredible donation of £2000 from Ensemble Productions to support our work at Roebuck Enterprises Day Opportunities Centre in Hastings. The Ensemble team visited Roebuck to present a cheque for funds raised from their ‘Spectacular Spectacular’ performance. Read more

A Warm Welcome to Allison our New Operations Director

We are delighted to welcome Allison Henbest who joined us as our Operations Director this month. With over 35 years of experience in the social care sector, Allison brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for making a difference to her new role. Read more

Aspens Fest Delights Attendees with a Day of Activities and Workshops

Get a glimpse of the vibrant atmosphere at Aspens Fest, our recent Open Day in West Sussex, on this video capturing the highlights of the day. The event was a huge success, with over 200 people joining us to find out more about the services we offer and take part in lots of engaging activities and workshops. Read more

Aspens' Director of People Highlights Importance of Unlocking Global Talent

Jo Gouldthorpe, Director of People at Aspens, spoke to KiCA (Kent Integrated Care Alliance), on unlocking global talent in social care and why accessing two international recruitment grants has been an important step for our charity. Read more

Rylan Runs London Marathon for Aspens

Rylan, whose cousin Sarah is supported by Aspens, is raising funds for Aspens. Rylan tells us why running for Aspens is so important to him, and how he was inspired to take up running to boost his fitness and health during lockdown. Read more

All About Aspens Event Celebrates our Amazing Team and Inspires Collaborative Working

Our first charity conference and awards ceremony, All About Aspens, was a tremendous success, bringing together our team from across the charity, to foster a culture of collaboration and teamwork and celebrate the incredible work of our values-driven people. Read more

Don't Miss our Egg-Cellent Easter Ebay Offer!

Surprise your friends and family with a unique Easter gift from our eBay store and enjoy a special 20% discount until 1st April. Read more

Make Mum's Day with our Fantastic Ebay Offer

Take advantage of our amazing ebay Mother's Day Offer! Get 20% off when you spend £20 or more up until 10th March. Read more

Feel the Love this Valentine's When You Shop at Aspens Ebay

Take advantage of our amazing eBay Valentine's Offer! Get 20% off when you spend £20 or more between 1st-14th February. Every item purchased helps us to transform the lives of people on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities. Read more

Aspens' Children's Service Achieves Good Rating and Glowing Feedback from Ofsted

Our Short Break and Overnight Service for young people has received 'Good' across all areas and glowing feedback in its recent Ofsted inspection. Read more

Job Success for Animal-Loving Abbie

Abbie, who attends our employability sessions and is passionate about animals, recently had her dreams come true when she was offered a paid job caring for our animals with our Estates team. Read all about it here. Read more

Meet Adrian, our New Chair of Trustees

He’s met Superman in real life, supports Brighton and Hove Albion FC, and knows some good (if a little cheesy) dad jokes! Find out more about our new Chair of Trustees, Adrian Batchelor, as he takes up the role of leading our board of trustees, and tells us why supporting our vision and mission is so important to him as the parent of an autistic son with learning disabilities. Read more

Aspens eBay January Sale Now On!

24% discount on selected items from today until the end of the month. Every item sold helps us make a positive impact on the lives of the people we support. Read more

Read our Annual Impact Report 2022/23

We're delighted to share our Annual Impact Report 2022/23 with you. The Report highlights how, despite the challenges we continue to face in the health and care sector, our team has provided over 878,000 hours of high-quality care and support to over 900 young people and adults on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities, and their families, across the South-East. Read more

Aspens Supports Breaking Point Campaign

As a member of The Autism Alliance, Aspens is supporting its Breaking Point Campaign which is striving to close the gap in care and support for autistic adults in England. Read more

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