Great Night at Kent Charity Awards Celebrating our Team's Work

We were honoured to be one of the finalists at the Kent Charity Awards held last night at Rochester Cathedral. We were shortlisted for the Large Charity award in recognition of the outstanding work of our team over the challenging past months. Read more

You are Not Alone, A Message for World Suicide Prevention Day

Aspens' Behaviour Specialist Chris Foster gives an insight into how young people on the autism spectrum can be affected by suicidal thoughts, ways to support those experiencing such feelings and he reminds anyone struggling that 'you are not alone'. Read more

Fantastic Night for Aspens at South East Dealmakers Awards

We had a fantastic night at the South East Dealmakers Awards at Epsom Racecourse, where we were the chosen charity partner for the event, and raised an amazing £3225! Read more

Back to School with Aspens

September is here, and in a few days many children will be starting a new school year. We share our team's tips, resources and downloadable activity packs for young people and parents to help with the transition back to school. Read more

Still Time to Run for Aspens in Virtual London Marathon!

There's still time to sign up for the Virtual London Marathon on 3 October! All runners for Aspens in this high profile event will receive an official running number and vest, a fabulous goody bag donated by Nikwax and all those that finish will get the coveted medal and New Balance T-shirt. Read more

Introducing our New Aspens Additions!

We've got three new animal additions to the Aspens team - meet Quackery the duck and our two new KuneKune pigs! Read more

The Bluebell Cafe gets a Makeover

Over lockdown Nicki and Emma from the Bluebell Cafe team gave the space a fabulous makeover, with some help from family and friends. Watch the story of its transformation here! Read more

Excellent Achievement For Person We Support

One of the people we support recently achieved two Distinctions in his Psychology Degree! Read more

Read the Aspens Courier Hot off the Press!

Read our latest issue of the Aspens Courier, with a round up of our news and some exciting upcoming events for your diary. Read more

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