The Co-operative is currently based at Theaklen Drive, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 9AZ. It is easily accessible by public transport and is situated within walking distance from the town centre.
The Co-operative aims to encourage its members to maximise their independence in all areas of their lives and it provides a base for members to access new areas of occupation, leisure and development. All members are encouraged to take responsibility for planning their own programmes; the staff support them in this.
As well as all the varied activities and opportunities that are provided at the Co-operative, members are encouraged and supported in accessing work placements. All aspects of daily living, community access and leisure pursuits are covered by activities on offer. These include: language, literacy and numeracy skills; computing; art and craft; sport; outings; special interest projects; advocacy; women’s issues; golf; men’s issues; cookery; gardening and holidays. The Co-operative has an active Equal Opportunities policy. The Co-operative continues to form good working relationships with members’ families, circles of support and many other organisations and individuals. These relationships serve to enrich the life of the Co-operative and increase opportunities for its members.
Many of our service users work in the community at a variety of premises in the Hastings and Rother area. Working at these placements has not only increased our members' independence and self esteem, but has also given them valuable skills as they engage with members of the public. We encourage our members to see themselves as having a valuable contribution to the community they live in.