Aspens' mission is to provide high quality care and support to individuals on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities; meeting their needs and aspirations and empowering them to learn and grow through an integrated network of services across the South-East.
Aspens provide support and care to children, families and adults across Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and the London Borough of Bexley. Our services include registered care homes, supported living, community outreach, day services, children and young people’s groups and support, and family specialist support, as well as the national Aspens Live Chat helpline service.
As a member of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities, Aspens believes that to improve the quality of life, independence and autonomy of the people it supports and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a cornerstone of the charity's ethos and values. PBS is a framework for understanding and supporting people who display behaviours of concern. By understanding the context in which these behaviours occur Aspens implements proactive, evidence-based strategies to enhance all areas of an individual’s life.