Welcome to the Co-op Blog!

Here you may read about all the wonderful things our users have been getting up to. We also hope the blog will be a place where users talk about a variety of things, whether it be issues affecting them day to day or what they have been watching on TV recently. 

We aim to release a 'Weekly Update' every Friday, which gives a brief summary of the weeks events, as well as occasional blogs from staff and service users about the Parchment experience.

July 27, 2018

Welcome to another monthly edition of the weekly blog! Isn't it hot out?

Food Hygiene Training

A big congratulations to Charlie and Sonia, who have successfully passed their food hygiene exams and are now official 'Level 2 Safer Food Handlers'. Well done to you both for your hard work!

Jackie at 60 

Imagine how long a day is. Imagine how long a year is (365 days). Jackie has survived 21,915 days. In this time she has had a go at being Mayor of Hastings. More importantly, she also works on...

June 22, 2018

Welcome back to another episode of the Weekly Blog. We have been very busy as always, with lots of DVD nights, and trips to The Bridge.

New Staff!

We have had several new staff start over the past month. To get to know them better I put together a panel of interviewers to ask the hard hitting questions. 


Joe: What is your name? Jane

Grant: How have you enjoyed your training so far? I’m loving it

Joe: What do you like to do? What are your interests? I like reading and swimming

Grant: What is your...

May 4, 2018

"May the 4th be with you." - A phrase that has been repeated all day today by those who have traversed the galaxy along side Han, Luke, Leia and Chewie. It means that people dust off their lightsabers and don their stormtrooper outfits to celebrate Star Wars Day, some have even arranged an plan to attend a DVD night this evening to watch the latest Star Wars film and have a takeaway. We hope they enjoy the movie and they "Live Long and Prosper"

May Day Bank Holiday - There is...

April 20, 2018

The 'Weekly' Update is back! (We have been very busy - honest!)

There have been many developments whilst we have been on hiatus. As many will have heard, we have been successful in a bid to take charge at The Bridge Community Centre - which is winding down. We are all very exited to see the new possibilities this brings. 

Lian and Emily have been exiting additions to our staff team, and seem to be fitting in very well. They have now heard all of Barry's jokes and read a good chunk...

February 23, 2018

Another update for your enjoyment this week! We have lots to talk about as always, with pancake races, placements, trips and more!

On Pancake day we have a strong tradition here at the Co-op. Hot or cold, rain or shine we always head out to Beachy Head as an epic backdrop for our yearly race. This year was another extreme one, with icy winds blowing strongly. Stepping out of the bus you feel the door being wrenched from your grasp, and see any loose paper fly into the air. Hats left their owners...