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We are thinking of all of our service users at this time. As we cannot run our services in the usual way, we have set up a RESOURCES page, which contains interesting links and ideas for ways to stay in touch. We will be updating this page regularly so check back often.....

Latest news

25/02/2021 - Vaccine news for Service Users

JCVI has advised the government to invite all people on the GP Learning Disability Register for COVID-19 vaccination.

The advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) remains that adults with severe and profound learning disabilities, and those with learning disabilities in long-stay nursing and residential care settings, should be offered the vaccine in priority group 6 (people with Down’s syndrome are included in group 4). Adults with less severe learning disabilities are not currently prioritised.

However, GP systems may not always capture the severity of someone’s disability, meaning some adults who are more severely affected by learning disabilities may not be invited for vaccination alongside people with other long-term health conditions.

To ensure those most at risk of death or hospitalisation are prioritised for vaccination, JCVI supports the plan to invite anyone on the GP Learning Disability Register – as well as adults with other related conditions, including cerebral palsy – for vaccination as part of priority group 6.

Full government statement:

The 2019 Co-op Gazette is available to be downloaded.

Just click on the picture above and hopefully enjoy a less than serious look at life at The Parchment Trust.

24/02/2021 - Vaccines for carers

Information and frequently asked questions on the vaccine rollout for carers has been published by the The Sussex Learning Disabilities COVID Response Partnership - click the link below to download a copy. 

Vaccine FAQs from Carers in Sussex

12/01/2021 - Latest easy read guidance - East Sussex

Please see below the latest easy read guidance from East Sussex.


24/12/2020 - Latest easy read guidance - East Sussex

Please see below the latest easy read guidance from East Sussex.


23/12/2020 - Merry Christmas Everyone!


Dear all, please watch our Christmas video. We hope you will enjoy watching it as much as we have enjoyed making it and we hope it puts a smile on your face.

Merry Christmas from all at Parchment Trust.


Note: This video was filmed prior to the tier 3 and 4 restrictions. All precautions were taken to keep everyone safe during this production.

02/12/2020 - Mencap Christmas Rules Easy Read


Mencap have released this easy-read guide to help understand the latest lockdown and Christmas rules. You can find other helpful resources such as this on our resources page

Christmas Rules Easy-Read

27/11/2020 - New job opportunities at Parchment Trust


We are now recruiting! We currently have two support worker positions available; 

Community Support Worker  - 35 to 40 hours Monday to Friday

Friary Gardeners Support Worker  – 37.5 hours Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

For more information, or to download an application, please visit our recruitment page;

13/11/2020 - Winter Changes at Friary Gardeners


See what changes we have made at our Friary Gardeners site to keep everyone safe as we head in to the winter period

09/11/2020 - Latest easy read guidance - East Sussex


Dear Service Users, Parents and Carers,

Please see below the latest easy read guidance from East Sussex.


We have also added new easy read information to our resource page so please take a look (HERE).

Hopefully this information will help answer any questions you may have, however if you do have any further concerns please contact your service manager who will be happy to help in whatever way they can.

Stay safe,

Parchment Trust

05/11/2020 - IMPORTANT -  Message to service users, parents and carers from Andrew, our Chief Executive

Please CLICK HERE to read the latest statement from Andrew regarding the latest lockdown announcement. 

29/09/2020 - NHS - Protect youself with a flu vaccine

The NHS have put together an easy-read information guide on the Flu Vaccine. We encourage all of our staff and service users to have a flu jab if possible.  

NHS - Protect yourself with a flu vaccine

There are some more useful guides such as this on our RESOURCES page.

21/08/2020 Theaklen Drive - Open with some changes!


Please take a look at our short video showing the changes we have made at Theaklen Drive to keep everyone safe at this difficult time, we hope you find this helpful and reassuring.

02/07/2020 - Update on the Bridge 

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Ore Place Farm, The Ridge, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 2RA 

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