Rebound Therapy | Reduce Pain & Strengthen Muscles

Rebound Therapy | Reduce Pain & Strengthen Muscles

For James, and many other residents at our care home Bevern View near Lewes, Rebound Therapy is a vital physical therapy which is designed to develop and promote fine motor skills, body awareness and communication.

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Physiotherapist Steve, practices Rebound Therapy with James

Our specialist Physio team work with residents, parents and carers to give person-centred therapy that helps profoundly disabled people improve their balance, coordination and independence. Most of all, Rebound Therapy exercises are fun and bring a huge smile to the faces of all our residents and their families.

Expert Steve Southwell – Physiotherapist supported by Physio Assistants Katy and Alissa work together on a series of programs with Rebound Therapy equipment that benefit all our residents who live with highly complex needs – with ways to reduce pain and strengthen muscles.

The well-being, self-confidence and sense of achievement residents feel, are incredibly relaxing for the people we care for. Because almost all the residents at Bevern View use powered wheelchairs, muscle development and strengthening is an important part of their daily activities. For James, Rebound Therapy techniques to develop eye contact and strengthening of neck muscles can really improve his well-being and quality of life. 

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Steve helps JP with movement and well-being

Jobs at The Bevern Trust

Jobs at The Bevern Trust

There a new vacancies here at the Bevern trust, in Barcombe near Lewes we are looking for IT Technical Support, Care Support and a Deputy Manager, why not take a look at our jobs page

The Bevern Trust offer a generous package including 30 days holidays, enhanced pension scheme, an opportunity to join and support an innovative and forward-thinking Charity, based in the heart of Sussex, near Lewes.

These are fantastic opportunities to join a growing organisation and have the ability to get involved in a broad range of responsibilities

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All posts  subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

 The Bevern Trust is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

 As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. 

Spring Fun at Bevern View

Spring Fun is in full bloom at Bevern View

At our home Bevern View, near Lewes we do everything we can to give profoundly disabled people more freedom and opportunity to live their life to the full. Spring is a wonderful time of year for new beginnings and we love to celebrate this at The Bevern Trust.

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Spring fun in full bloom at The Bevern Trust

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Spring fun highlights from Bevern View

From hatching ducklings to Birthdays and snow days to dog visits, we have certainly packed in a fun filled Spring  2018 at Bevern View.

We can only help people with profound disabilities to lead more full and rewarding lives with support from our volunteers and the donations we receive.

With a small monthly gift of just £5, you can help make a life-long difference to people living with profound disabilities in Sussex. Your donation could give the vulnerable people we care for more independence to access their community and help us reach out to some of the most marginalised people in our society, who can’t yet access our care.

Click here to set up a small monthly gift.

Thank you for your support.

Need #MondayMotivation ?

Need some Monday Motivation? Look no further.

It’s Monday, four days until Friday… At our home Bevern View, we don’t get the Monday blues. Our #MondayMotivation comes easily as we help profoundly disabled people to live their lives to the full. Every day of the week is a motivator for our staff and volunteers.

As a Sussex Disability Charity, The Bevern Trust recognises that to give the best care, we need to look after our staff, not just on Mondays, but every day of the year! Feeding all our staff and volunteers 365 days of the year is just one of that ways we do that. Today, Jason is cooking a delicious macaroni cheese for all the residents and staff at Bevern View. #MondayMotivation with positive Monday thoughts.

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The menus at Bevern View are carefully designed by our creative Cook Sue, with the needs and complex dietary requirements of all our residents at its heart.

Meal times are special moments for all of us, but at Bevern View, we take the time to sit and eat together and make sure that we all have the opportunity to catch up, chat about our day and talk to our residents about the afternoon’s activities ahead. Great types of motivation.

 We estimate that each year our cooks and volunteers prepare and serve around 10,000 meals each year!


Like our Facebook Page or email us to find out about the different ways you can help and get involved. To donate, please click here. A small gift of just £5 per month could help us provide all the ingredients for a fun, creative food activity, where our residents can join in, get messy with food and enjoy the sensory stimulation and stress-relieving joy that cooking brings with it.

Thanks so much for your support.

Taking the time out, time just to be still

Time to be still with profoundly disabled people

We organise a varied activity program at Bevern View, based on the interests and needs of the individuals we care for. Our activities could be simply to entertain, to maintain skills, or to encourage independence, offer new experiences and opportunities. By matching activities with unique personalities, we help people learn new skills, supporting our residents in their physical and communication needs, exploring culture, community and religion.

However, we also recognise it is also important to take time out, to be still and have peace. Tim, our activities coordinator pictured on the left below, takes time out with our residents to enjoy some peace, calm and stillness. We all live increasingly busy lives and it is easy to get carried away with the increasing number of things we feel have to do.

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Taking the time out to be still with profoundly disabled people

The profoundly disabled people we care for are just like everyone else, when things get too busy and we have been out and about, rushing around, we all need a quiet 20 minutes or half an hour to take a breather, reflect, taking the time to be still.

Volunteers who help and the funds we raise all have a big impact on the people we care for. Our supporters help us provide the variety of activities, the quiet times, the space for reflection and sometimes, just taking the time to be still. If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved and volunteer you can email or call 01273 021241 and you can donate here.

Thanks for your support.

Lewes Santa Run Success

Lewes | Santa Run 2017

The Bevern Trust welcomed scores of good girls and boys participating in the first ever Lewes ‘Santa Run’ on Saturday 2nd December to Harvey’s Yard. The fun run kick-started the festive season for the town as ‘Santas’ suited-up for a Yuletide 2km run and walk, setting off from Harvey’s Yard around Malling Brooks in Lewes, raising vital funds for the Sussex disability charity.

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Our Patron Natasha Kaplinsky and CEO Jonathan Spencer with Santas!

Thank you to the 150 participants, supporters and the pupils and teachers from Priory School in Lewes who joined us. Beneficiaries from the charity’s home Bevern View in Barcombe, also took part with family and friends supporting them along the way. The route was fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs, so the whole family could take part, even festive dressed dogs! Our thanks also go to Lewes Lions who helped marshal the route.

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Lewes Lions and Marshals – Santa Run 2017

The Charity’s Patron, newsreader and television presenter Natasha Kaplinsky officially started the run, after Group Exercise & Gym Coordinator Debbie McLean from Wave Leisure kindly provided the warm up for all the Santas to get on their way.

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Our Patron Natasha Kaplinsky with parents of residents from Bevern View

At least £1130 has been raised so far from the event to support the charity and its work caring for profoundly disabled people and their families across East Sussex.

All those entering were given their own Santa suits and medal with refreshments and mince pies afterwards provided courtesy of Harvey’s Brewery. The Bevern Trust relies on donations from the public to raise more than £12,000 each month to continue providing its specialist services and opportunities for profoundly disabled people to get more from life.

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Santas in Harvey’s Yard, Lewes

Chief Executive for The Bevern Trust, Jonathan Spencer said “For us to bring the first ever Santa Run to Lewes is very exciting. Not only have we raised vital funds for the profoundly disabled people we care for, but we also hope to have Santa Run as an annual inclusive event that brings the Lewes community together, whilst raising awareness for The Bevern Trust who care for people with highly complex needs in Sussex.”

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Debbie from Wave Leisure, warming up Santas!

Lewes Santa Run 2017 was kindly supported by Lewes District Council and sponsored by Lewes businesses: Harvey’s, HRS Creative and WE Clark & Son, which means all the money raised from runner’s sponsorship goes towards the vital care The Bevern Trust provides.

For more information on The Bevern Trust and how you can get involved like us at or follow us at


Vacancy – Registered Manager, Bevern View, Near Lewes

Vacancy – Registered Manager, Bevern view, near Lewes

Salary: 30-35,000 pa

Sussex Disability Charity The Bevern Trust is looking for  a dynamic new manager for their care home. The Registered Manager will ensure that the very best care and opportunities are offered to our profoundly disabled residents. As a home striving for improvement, we will expect the Registered Manager to have a full understanding of CQC requirements and to work to our strategic improvement plan, both leading and working alongside our care management team.

What we offer

  • A real challenge to inspire our team to deliver top quality care
  • A competitive salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Continuing personal development
  • A supportive management environment


Applicant requirements

  • Have excellent management and organisational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of CQC standards
  • Ability to work with and manage a multidisciplinary team
  • Willingness to work on shift, be on call and do hands on care
  • Ability to communicate well, build rapport and lead by example
  • Willingness to be part of the wider Bevern Trust Senior Management team(SMT)

The role:

  • As the Registered Manager you will ensure, that the services provided by the home meet best practice requirements and standards set by the Care Quality Commission, the Department of Health and local commissioning and contracting, so that all resident health issues are well managed and person centred plans are effectively delivered.
  • As a caring and compassionate person, you will hold a Registered Manager’s Award (or Level 5 Diploma), and have experience of working within a managerial role where the prime focus is on delivering high quality person-centred care, you will combine strong leadership abilities, excellent communication skills, good planning, organisational and supervisory oversight. In addition you will have the ability to cope with pressure and challenging environments, and have experience of business development.
  • You will be requied to act as an ambassador for the home – Bevern View and the provider The Bevern Trust.

The Bevern Trust offers more from life for profoundly disabled people. Love, care, freedom and opportunity are at the heart of what we provide in a fun and enjoyable way.

Our home:

Bevern View is purpose-built accommodation in the heart of the Sussex countryside in Barcombe, near Lewes and is dedicated to providing an active fulfilling life for our residents.
Served by over sixty full and part time staff, Bevern View has 11 beds for 9 permanent and 2 respite residents, all of whom have a series of highly complex needs, including special dietary needs.

Reports to: Chief Executive  Responsible with: The Trust Senior Management team

If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply then please submit your CV and cover letter to

Christ Church Lewes

Christ Church Lewes support The Bevern Trust

Christ Church in Lewes selected The Bevern Trust as their local charity of the year in 2017 which has raised a wonderful £1200 so far. We would like to thank everyone who has donated and supported The Bevern Trust from the Church, it is very much appreciated.

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Jonathan Spencer from The Bevern Trust with Lindsay Frost and Rev. Peter Rayson from Christ Church, Lewes.

On Sunday 9th July, Jonathan Spencer, Chief Executive of the charity was invited to the Service at Christ Church to talk to the congregation about the The Bevern Trust and explain how their fundraising and support has such a positive impact on the lives of the profoundly disabled people in Sussex that we care for.

The Bevern Trust must raise at least £12,000 each month to allow people with profound disabilities to live their lives in abundance. As a charity, we ensure each person we support has real choice and control over the care they need to achieve their goals, to live a fulfilling life and stay in contact with their family and the local community. We rely on the local community to raise the vital funds we need to do this and so we are delighted to have the support from Christ Church in Lewes this year.

If your Church or community group choose a local charity to support each year, The Bevern Trust would be the perfect match and can clearly demonstrate the positive impact of giving back to your local community. You can call 01273 021241 or email for details of how your support can provide life-changing support for people in Sussex who live with the most complex needs, every day.

Barn Dance for Bevern View

Do-si-do down to Barcombe Village Hall on Friday 19 June at 7.30pm for a charity Barn Dance with fabulous live music from Skinner’s Rats and all profits going to The Bevern Trust.

A delicious Ploughman’s supper is included and a cash bar is available as well as traditional fete games and a raffle, all helping to raise money for people with profound disabilities at Bevern View.

Organised by the Friends of Bevern View, tickets are just £18.00 per person so don’t miss out, call 01273 400752 or email today to reserve your tickets.

If a Barn Dance isn’t your thing, you can still support The Bevern Trust and help the Friends of Bevern View fundraising and donate here.

A Sensory Garden

sensory garden could provide outside space in which, Residents of Bevern View in Barcombe, East Sussex  could spend precious time with their families. Right now thats impossible because there is no outside garden space they can use.

Our Cause

People with profound disabilities at Bevern View will feel an immediate benefit from a new sensory garden in which they can experience person-centred care with the freedom of being connected to the natural world. An area of tarmac and concrete (25m x 15m) is in urgent need of revitalising to give our residents a more positive and pleasurable environment in which to live.

Your Help

As a charity ,The Bevern Trust need your help to raise an estimated £46,700 to transform this area in to a garden of both tranquility and stimulation for people with complex needs.


Planning & survey and removal of hardstanding and tarmac:………………………………………………………£ 8750
Design and prepare foundations for a garden allowing access for all and reinforcing boundary wall: .£ 4350
Foundations, materials (sensory garden plants) and labour:……………………………………………………….£26,000
Furniture and sheltered areas for carers and families, sensory garden materials,
water feature and replacement fence:………………………………………………………………………………………£ 7600
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Total:   £46,700

Help us transform this area in to a space for our residents to enjoy and spend precious moments with family and friends.

We aim to secure funding for the sensory garden through grant making organisations but it is anticipated that we will need to raise at least £16,000 through voluntary donations.

To donate and for more information visit or call 01273 400752

Impact on Bevern View

Bevern View provides a loving home for nine people with profound disabilities and two beds for vital respite care.

Our vision is to create an environment where residents have more opportunity and freedom to access outside space, something which many of us take for granted.
A specifically designed garden will play an important role in helping our residents improve motor skills, encourage communication and stimulate

sensory awareness.

Outcome for Residents

  • –  The sensory garden will support residents and their families in having the opportunity to enjoy a closer connection to nature
  • –  Provide visual and tangible elements that they might feel, taste the food we could grow, and flowers they can smell and see
  • –  A sensory garden will give the residents of
    Bevern View a place where they feel safe and secure
  • –  Encouraging interaction with each other and the wider community by engaging more volunteers and businesses to support the project


To donate and for more information visit or call 01273 400752