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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

22/09/2021 - Support & Project Worker Opportunities - 

When you give care, each day brings something new. Whether you have years of experience or if you are looking for a fresh, rewarding career – we can help you to build on the skills you have.

We have an immediate opportunity to join our Friary Gardeners team.


A full-time position is currently available, with guaranteed 37.5 working hours per week. The hours will be 8:00am to 4:00pm, with a half hour unpaid lunch break. Previous experience or an interest in horticulture is desirable.

We also have immediate opportunities to join our Dedicated and Bespoke team, as follows:  


  • 22.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 10:00am - 2:30pm

  • 10 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 12pm -2:00pm lunch cover

  • 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm

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

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.

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:

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

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

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. 

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.

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02/07/2020 - Update on the Bridge 

24/09/2021 - Cleaner Role at Friary Gardeners - 

We are looking for a cleaner at our Friary Gardeners site on The Ridge in Hastings. This is a permanent contract for six hours per week, either weekend based or after hours on a weekday, paid at £9.11 per hour.

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