Kent County Council Budget Consultation - Have your Say!

Kent County Council are seeking the views of its residents and communities as they set their budget for 2023-2024. Please take part and help to make a positive difference to the lives of the people we support. Read more

Acorns Day Opportunities and Bluebell Cafe Closed on Monday 1 August

Our Bluebell Cafe and Acorns day opportunities centre at Cornford Lane, Pembury will be closed on Monday 1 August due to essential water works. This is not expected to take longer than 24 hours. Read more

Youth Engagement Service in East Sussex to be Extended to Young Adults

We have recently been commissioned by NHS Sussex to extend our youth engagement service in East Sussex to enable us to support young people on the autism spectrum with a mental health condition aged between 18 and 25. Read more

Buy Fresh Veggies and Flowers Grown by People We Support!

Pick up a beautiful bouquet and some delicious freshly picked veggies the next time you visit our Pembury site! The people we support have grown an amazing range of delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers available to buy now, all at great prices! Read more

Hot Weather - Update

Hot weather update following the Met Office's red warning of extreme heat next week: At this time none of our services have been cancelled, although we will continually monitor the situation to ensure everyone's safety. Read more

Support Our Current Projects to Enrich the Lives of the People We Support

Find out how you can help to enrich the lives of the people we care for by supporting our current fundraising projects, such as garden makeovers and extending our forest school sessions. Read more

Pride and Proud Online Support Group Launches this Week

A new online support group for LGBTQ+ people on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities is being launched this week! The Pride and Proud group is going to be run by Edith who is supported by Aspens and our Engagement Lead Janine Jacquin and is open to people age 18+. Read more

Hastings Estate Agents Supporting our Roebuck Centre

We recently received the fantastic news that Oakfield Estate Agents have chosen our Roebuck Enterprises day opportunities centre as one of their community causes to support. All funds raised will go towards providing a new counselling room at the centre. Read more

Great Result for Aspens It’s A Knockout Team!

Our Acorns team had so much fun competing in the variety of activities and challenges for the event along with other local groups of people with learning and physical disabilities. Read more

Join our Reverse Job Fair to Meet our Job Skills Students!

Calling all local employers! Join our Reverse Job Fair on 22 July at Angel Centre in Tonbridge to meet our fantastic job skills students and find out what they've got to offer your business! Read more

Aspens Team Working with NHS Lincolnshire to Run Online Sensory Processing Workshops

We're delighted to be working with the NHS, Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum to deliver free online support workshops for parents and carers on sensory processing differences. Read more

Right Royal Knees Up for Platinum Jubilee!

We had a wonderful afternoon of celebration for our Platinum Jubilee party! There was a fantastic turn-out with people we support, our staff team and volunteers and family members, friends and supporters joining in the celebrations, and the atmosphere was warm, fun and joyful. Read more

Read the Acorns Newsletter Produced by the People We Support!

Read the newsletter written, designed and produced by the people who attend our Acorns day opportunities activities. Find out all their latest news and read all about what they've been doing and what hobbies they enjoy. Read more

Read the May Issue of the Aspens Courier

Read our latest Aspens Courier issue here, with an update from CEO Robbie Shanahan, a feature on our employment initiatives including interviews with two of the people we support who've participated in them, a round up of our latest news and lots of information on fun ways to get involved and support our charity. Read more

Bognor Regis & Littlehampton MP Visits Aspens' Residential Home

Nick Gibb, MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, visited one of Aspens’ residential homes recently, to find out more about our work and how we support people on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities, and their families. Read more

Aspens Features in ITV Meridian News Story About Disability Awareness Training

Interviews with our CEO Robbie Shanahan and David Commins, whose son William is supported by Aspens, are part of a feature for ITV Meridian News to be broadcast this evening. Watch the clip here! Read more

Competition - Spot the Aspens Vehicle!

If you spot one of our recently branded Aspens vehicles when you're out and about you could win a £100 Odeon Cinema gift card! Read more

Visit our Aspens' ebay Shop

Check out the brilliant bargains at our recently launched ebay shop! Read more

Job Skills Courses Start up Again this Spring!

We are delighted to announce that we've re-launched our employment initiatives this spring to empower the people we support to find paid work. Read more

Au-Some Achievement for John and Mike!

Well done to John and Mike who have completed their #AuSome10for10Challenge and smashed their target by raising over £500 to help our family support team reach more families of people on the autism spectrum. Read more

Hastings MP Visits our Roebuck Centre

Sally-Ann Hart, MP for Hastings and Rye, visited our Roebuck Day Opportunities Centre in Hastings recently to find out more about our work and how we support people on the autism spectrum to learn new skills, connect with others and feel valued. Read more

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table Charity Giveaway

We were honoured to be a part of The Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table big Charity Giveaway, and as a result of their generous donation are able to purchase a large television as a resource for our City & Guilds Life Skills courses for the people we support. Read more

Inspirational Illustrations - How I Use Art to Boost Mental Health

This Autism Acceptance Week, we spoke to Mary, who is 20 and autistic, and uses her love of art to create illustrations to boost her mental health, help others feel better and to increase awareness around mental health conditions and autism. Read more

The Difference Our Team Makes to Families' Lives

Our #AuSome10for10Challenge is raising funds to give much-needed support to more families of people on the autism spectrum. We hear how a family have been helped since they reached out to us and the difference support from our team has made to their family. Read more