Winterbourne Ten Years On

A group of families with relatives who were at Winterbourne View have put together a collection of stories, reflecting on the decade since Winterbourne View and the lack of progress in Transforming Care. Read more

Fantastic Fundraising from Green-Fingered Loll!

Green-fingered Loll has raised over £100 for Aspens through selling his home-grown veggies. Read more

Carers Week 2021

It's Carers Week and we recognise and celebrate the 13 million UK carers supporting and caring for their loved ones, especially after such a tough year. Read more

Can you Provide Employment Opportunities for the People we Support?

We'd love to hear from local businesses who can provide coaching, work experience or paid employment opportunities for the people we support. Read more

Super Seaside Trip for Honeysuckles & Moira's

The residents from Honeysuckles and Moira's had a super seaside trip in the sunshine on their day out to Hastings last week. Read more

Volunteers' Week: Thank You Ray

It's Volunteers' Week and we're saying thank you to our amazing team of volunteers! Ray volunteers for Aspens' Paddock Wood shop and says it's an enjoyable few hours a week. He encourages others to come on board and help a worthwhile cause. Read more

Volunteers' Week: Thank You Andy and Lynda

It's Volunteers' Week and we're saying thank you to our amazing team of volunteers! Partners Andy and Lynda decided to volunteer for Aspens as they wanted to do something to get them out and about and to help others less fortunate than themselves. Read more

Volunteers' Week: Thank You Karen

It's Volunteers' Week and we're saying thank you to our amazing team of volunteers! Karen has helped out in our Paddock Wood shop for two years and says volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and have fun. Read more

Volunteers' Week: Thank You Oriane

It's Volunteers' Week and we're saying thank you to our amazing team of volunteers! Oriane has been volunteering in our Paddock Wood shop for 8 months and says she enjoys feeling she's giving something back to the community. Read more

Volunteers' Week: Thank You Ben

It's Volunteers' Week and we're saying thank you to our amazing team of volunteers! This is Ben who has recently started volunteering for our Bexhill shop. Read more

Volunteers' Week: Thank You Liz

It's Volunteers' Week and we're saying thank you to our amazing team of volunteers! This is Liz who has been volunteering for Aspens for six years. Liz chose Aspens as she was interested in our work supporting people with autism and learning disabilities. Read more

Volunteers' Week: Thank You David

It's Volunteers' Week and we're saying thank you to our amazing team of volunteers! This is David who has been volunteering for Aspens for over six years and says he enjoys it as it gets him out and about and he likes being part of a friendly team. Read more

Volunteers' Week: Thank You Sue

It's Volunteers' Week and we're saying thank you to our amazing team of volunteers! This is Sue who has volunteered at our Paddock Wood shop for an incredible 10 years! Read more

A Time to Say Thanks for Volunteers' Week

It's Volunteers' Week and we take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers! We'll be meeting some of the amazing people who give up their time for Aspens throughout the week on our social media. Read more

Read the Latest Aspens Courier

Read the latest Aspens Courier, with a special feature for Volunteers' Week, a round-up of all our latest news, some fun ways you can support Aspens, dates for your diary and lots more! Read more

A Warm Welcome Back to Acorns Day Services

It has been wonderful to welcome back the people we support to our Acorns Day Services today as we fully reopen for all our indoor and outdoor activities. Read more

Aspens Launches Gardening Scheme to Boost Wellbeing

Aspens has launched an exciting new horticultural scheme to boost mental and physical wellbeing. Read more

Remembering the Importance of Nature for Mental Health Awareness Week

The importance of connecting with nature is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week. This week we'll be sharing ideas on getting outside with your family, how nature has helped our team and making an exciting announcement on a new horticultural initiative to boost mental wellbeing. Read more

Winners announced for My AuSome Art Competition!

The winners have been announced for our Autism Awareness Week art competition - My AuSome Art Competition. Take a look at our amazing winning and highly commended entries! Read more

Sign Petition to Stop Inappropriate DNACPR

Sign Aspens' Our Voices Our Choices group's petition to stop inappropriate do not resuscitate (DNACPR) orders for people with learning disabilities. Read more

A Positive Covid Vaccine Experience for John

Ali Burnett, Service Manager, describes how being well prepared when taking John to have his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, helped make the experience a positive one. Read more