Our thanks to the Sussex Community Foundation who have donated £2,500 to Chailey Heritage Foundation from their crisis fund, to help us fund essential items during the coronavirus outbreak.
This generous donation allows us to continue to support disabled young adults who would usually use the Life Skills Centre, but are instead at home. The funds have enabled our Art Co-ordinator, Laura, to send 60 activity kits, alongside instruction videos to those who would usually participate in art sessions on site. Each has been be tailored to individuals’ interests and sensory needs to help encourage creativity whilst at home. These have included craft activities with materials to make things such as chinese lanterns or wind chimes, or seed packs and instructions to grow your own beans or sunflowers. We look forward to seeing the finished results!
Furthermore, the funds are also being used to create weekly exercise videos for young adults who usually access the adapted gym in the Life Skills Centre, enabling them to continue to stay active and maintain their physical and mental wellbeing at home. Funding will also be used for our Pathways service, that supports families with disabled young people at home, and for activities for the on-site 16-25 year olds at Chailey Heritage Foundation.
We are very grateful for the support that Sussex Community Foundation has provided for the young people at Chailey Heritage Foundation, both those on-site and at home, who continue to rely on our services.