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West Sussex Children’s Services

Contact our team

East Sussex: +44 (0) 1424 773 366 ext. 114

enquiries@aspens.org.uk 

 

We offer support to children and young people who:

• Have complex needs
• Who are/are not attending school or college
• Who are unable to access group-based activities due to social anxiety, challenging behaviour etc
• Whose mental health and well-being is likely to be affected as they are socially isolated, as they are unable to leave their bedroom/home
• Who have previously been unable to access any Short Breaks provision or whose needs have changed so that it is no longer possible for them to access suitable breaks
 

Children and young person groups

We run various young peoples’ groups in Crawley, East Grinstead, Felpham, Middleton and Worthing. Our groups are fun, friendly, safe places where all our young people can spend time together and enjoy each other’s company.
 

Middleton After School Club – 8-10 yrs

Wednesdays – Term Time only – 4.15-6.15pm
 

Worthing after School Club – 8-10yrs

Mondays – Term Time only – 3.30-5.30pm
 

Worthing Young People’s Group – 11-18yrs

Term Time only – 6.00-8.00pm
 

Worthing Young Adults Group – 16-25yrs

Tuesdays -Term Time only – 4.30-6.30pm
 

Felpham Saturday Club – 8-10yrs

1st Saturday of each month- 9.30am-12.00pm
1st Saturday of each month-12.30-3.00pm
 

Felpham Saturday Club – 11-18yrs

Saturdays – Alternate weeks – All Year – 9.30am-12.30pm
 

Crawley Space Club – 8-10yrs

2nd Saturday of each month– 9.30am-12.30pm
 

Crawley Space Club – 11-18yrs

2nd Saturday of each month -9.30am-12.30pm
 

East Grinstead Girls Group – 11-18yrs

Wednesdays – Term Time only – 4.30pm-6.30pm
 

Littlehampton Siblings Group – 8yrs+

Every 4 weeks on Thursdays – Term Time only – 6pm-8pm. The group provides young people with the opportunity to meet with other young people who have brothers/sisters with additional needs; to discuss how life is for them and to make friendships whilst having fun.
 

Haywards Heath Siblings – 8yrs+

Fridays every 4 weeks – 4.30pm-6.30pm (please contact us to confirm future dates). The group provides young people with the opportunity to meet with other young people who have brothers/sisters with additional needs; to discuss how life is for them and to make friendships whilst having fun.
 

1:1 ‘Buddy Scheme’ Support

Support to enable and encourage young people to access activities in the community and enjoy doing things of interest to them.
 

Youth Engagement Support

A combined service that offers a bridge between our 1:1 Buddy Scheme Support and our Specialist Support Service. Support is provided to the child/young person and their family to help identify strategies that the Support Worker will then embed within the support they provide to the child/young person.
 

Lodge Hill Family Days

Twice yearly
Fun days for the whole family – details, dates and costings to be emailed out to our parents and advertised on our Facebook page.
 
 

Cost of East Sussex Services

 

Group Cost
All Groups £3.50 per hour
Subsidised cost to parents through West Sussex Short Breaks Tender
Siblings groups £7.50 per session
1:1 Buddy Scheme £17.33 per hour
plus mileage at 45p per mile and expenses
Youth Engagement Support £50 per hour
(includes mileage and expenses)
Battle 9-14 years
Lodge Hill Family days Cost to be advised