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

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