Help the People we Support Visit our Donkeys

Can you help us reach our fundraising target with a pledge to support our project to move our donkeys to the heart of our Pembury site? Read more

Fern Residents & Staff Plan Makeover

It's National Co-Production Week and as an example of how we support people to have choice over decisions that affect their lives, we share some exciting news about a planned makeover at one of our residences, Fern House. Read more

Enterprising Students Raise Funds for Aspens

Enterprising students from Oakley School have been raising funds for Aspens and visited our Pembury site recently to meet CEO Robbie, see our animals and enjoy our play area. Read more

Thank You to Our Team on NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day

Our Operations Director, Gillian Bryant, gives a message of thanks and appreciation to our team on NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day. Read more

Coffee Morning Raises Funds for Interactive Touch Table

There was a lovely atmosphere and the sun shone for our Coffee Morning today, which was organised by the Acorns Day Services team. The event was raising funds for an interactive touch device to aid activity sessions at the centre. Read more

Join Our Recruitment Days this July

Looking for a career in social care? Join our Recruitment Days every Tuesday throughout July. Held at our beautiful Pembury site, the days will be a fantastic opportunity for applicants to find out more about who Aspens are and what we do. Read more

Kind Gesture for Aspens Support Worker

A member of the public showed his appreciation and respect to our Support Worker Lisa with a very kind gesture, when she was at a local cafe with Sue, who she supports. Read more

Can you Help the Aspens Donkeys?

Can you help our Aspens donkeys? We're working hard to raise funds to move our donkeys to a stable that's easier for the people we support to access and need at least 20 supporters to make a pledge of £2 or more before the end of this month. Read more

Learning Disability Week - Team Gardening Project

It's Learning Disability Week and we're looking at how nature benefits the wellbeing of people with learning difficulties. During lockdown the team at Frank House completely transformed their garden - a great example of how gardening can provide a sense of achievement as well as being great fun! Read more

Learning Disability Week - The Benefits of Nature

It’s Learning Disability Week and we're highlighting the benefits of nature on the mental and physical wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. There's increasing evidence that exposure to plants and green spaces is beneficial to wellbeing. Aspens has recently launched a new horticultural therapy initiative, based on the Thrive concept. Read more

Aspens Selected as Finalist for 2021 Kent Charity Awards

We are delighted and enormously proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2021 Kent Charity Awards in the Large Charity category. Read more

Good Luck to all Our Go the Extra Mile Participants

As Learning Disability Week starts we wish the best of luck to all our journey challenge participants going the extra mile for the people we support. Read more

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