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THE CHASELEY TRUST was established in 1946 by Dr Ludwig Guttman to care for Military personnel returning from the Second World War with spinal injuries. Dr Guttman, who initiated the Stoke Mandeville Games, which later became the Paralympic Games, believed that injured veterans should not be defined by their disabilities and deserved to live a full and active life. We now provide our facilities and services to all adults who have significant disabilities regardless of their military background.
We are a unique, independent charity owned, 55-bed home based in Eastbourne and specialise in long-term nursing, respite and rehabilitative care for people with complex disabilities, such as Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and degenerative neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone and Parkinson’s disease.
Our multi-disciplinary approach to care and rehabilitation includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreational activities and we ensure our person-centred approach is focused on individuals regaining as much independence as possible, so that their psychological well-being and emotional balance are maintained. In addition to this our facilities included an on-site, fully accessible gym specifically designed for people who are disabled and living in the community.
Whilst Chaseley may seem like a large charity, we really are the small charity next door and our residents come from across the country due to the specialist nursing and rehabilitation we offer individuals with neurological disabilities and progressive diseases.
The main source of our funding comes from residents’ fees, which cover the cost of their care package and contributes to the daily running costs of the home. Various commissioning bodies fund the majority of resident care packages and we have just 5% surplus to fund all our additional costs, including the upkeep of our beautiful building, upgrading our equipment, and to provide the extra social and recreational activities and services that enhance the comfort and well-being of our residents, which is why we rely on donations and fundraising.
Event dates: Saturday 1st January – Saturday 31st December
Last year, as part of our 75th Anniversary we launched a fundraising appeal to enable us to modernise, update and refresh our Chaseley home. A full building survey took place and from that we were able to produce a 15 year Maintenance Plan for the building to ensure we can continue to deliver the best care possible to our residents for the next 75 years.
During 2022 we are looking to raise funds that will help us to complete the following:
1. Repair and upgrade our four lifts within the home
2. Repair and refresh all the windows around our home
3. Replace the flooring throughout the building with a more
4. Complete the upgrade of all our bathroom facilities
The Chaseley building is a complicated one that has been altered and extended over many years and with a property of this size and complexity it is important to future plan any building works, including maintenance, repairs and improvements.
With your help, we are sure that throughout 2022 we will be able to raise the funds needed and ensure our residents continue to receive the excellent care they require, whilst living in a first class home that they deserve.