Bevern Care | Affordable home care without compromise

Our mission is to provide the best home care to people with a profound disability in Sussex

Ethical Home Care from an Ethical Charity.

Bevern Home Care will soon offer an affordable domiciliary service with reliability, quality and ethics at it’s core. Unlike larger organisations who are driven by profits, Bevern Home Care will never compromise on quality and offers better care at the best price.

QUALITY:  Compromising on price doesn’t work. Most problems in domiciliary care come from not paying enough and having lower standards. We always pay staff above Living Wage Foundation rates, giving the highest standards of care.

ETHICS: We are not out to make a profit. As a charity, everything we make comes back to the beneficiaries – not shareholders.

RELIABILITY: One of the biggest concerns from parents is reliability of care staff. We don’t use zero-hour contracts, so our staff are more reliable and will always be on time.

TRAINING: We won’t compromise on standards. Our staff are highly trained and qualified to care for disabled people with epilepsy and other highly complex conditions.

Sadly it was no surprise to see that no extra funds had been allocated to adult social care in the recent Autumn budget. Yet charities like The Bevern Trust are asked to do more with much less. As ‘a beacon for people with disabilities’, we know there are nearly 2000 profoundly disabled adults in East Sussex alone, but just 1000 disability care home beds available at any one time.

Bevern Care is launching: “To deliver excellent home care, offering an affordable solution for adult social care services and continuing health care, who are under increasing financial pressure.”
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Home Care | From The Sussex Disability Charity

With no financial support from statutory authorities, we have raised the start up costs from grant funding to train and equip a home care team who can respond to increasing demand for our disability services in East Sussex.

We recognise that to give the best care to vulnerable people at our home and in the community, we must look after our staff, pay them well and provide training and support to keep them and further their career in adult social care. As a charity, the funds we raise allow us to go above and beyond for our residents by providing a greater level of freedom and opportunities that just aren’t possible with other disability charities like ours.

We look forward to sharing our progress with you soon.


Charity Quiz Night at Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge

Charity Quiz Night in aid of The Bevern Trust returns to Beechwood Hall, Lewes on Friday 23rd February.

Charity Quiz Night Tickets are on sale now for just £6pp which include: a light Ploughman’s supper, bowls of nibbles on your table, a variety of great quiz questions and a cash bar with Harvey’s ale and wine available to purchase. There might even be a traditional pub quiz picture round…

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Charity Quiz Night, Beechwood Hall, Lewes

*We can accommodate teams up to 6 people on one table and you must book in advance.

Venue: Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge Nr. Lewes BN7 3QG

Date: Friday 23rd February 2018

Time: 7pm – 11pm

Raffle Prizes to win!

Bevern Friends are all volunteers who enjoy raising funds for profoundly disabled people at our care home Bevern View in Barcombe.

By joining us at our Charity quiz night  on 23rd February, you will be helping Bevern Friends raise the vital funds needed to allow people with complex needs to live with more freedom and opportunity.

If you’d like to get involved as a Bevern Friend and organise or help at quiz nights, coffee mornings or even plan your own fun events to help raise funds for profoundly disabled people in Sussex, drop us a line on 01273 021241 or email for a chat about how giving a little of your time, can make the biggest difference.

To keep in touch with our events and fundraising activities, remember to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter or email us to ask for occasional news bulletins.


Sussex Gardens Open 2018

Sussex Gardens Open in Barcombe and North Chailey – April, June and July 2018

Explore the fascinating grounds at Banks Farm off Boast Lane in Barcombe on Sunday 8th April. These intriguing private grounds span nine acres and are home to extensive lawns, enchanting woodland, and orchards all set around the lake, teeming with wildlife.

Stunning gardens and a rich tapestry of flowers and herbaceous borders at Holford ManorNorth Chailey are open for two days on Sunday 3rd June* and Sunday 8th July. Here you’ll also find rare sheep grazing in the meadow, resident geese, and in the distance, you might just see the bees working to make honey which will be available to buy.

*On Sunday 3rd June, don’t miss the special Bird of Prey ‘Owl Display’ at Holford Manor from Owls Out and About.

Both Sussex gardens are local treasures that you won’t want to miss and are perfect days out for family and friends. Fresh tea and coffee with homemade delicious cakes will be on sale at both Open Gardens. All profits donated to The Bevern Trust.


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Banks Farm, Barcombe


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Holford Manor, North Chailey

Banks Farm

Boast Lane, Barcombe BN8 5DY

Date: Sunday 8th April

Open: 11am – 4pm

Entry: £5pp, Children free with accompanying adult

Access: At least half of grounds accessible by wheelchair

Note: No dogs, delicious home-made cake and fresh tea on sale

Holford Manor

North Chailey, BN8 4DU

Date: Sunday 3rd June and Sunday 8th July

Open: 11am – 4pm

Entry: £5pp, Children free with accompanying adult

Access: Stone and grass paths suitable for wheelchairs

Note: No dogs, home-made cake and fresh tea on sale

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year | 2018

Wishing all our residents, their families, our staff, volunteers, donors and supporters a very happy New Year 2018.


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Happy New Year 2018

Why not make 2018 the year you volunteer a little of your time each week or each month and make a big difference?

Sussex Disability charity, The Bevern Trust need your help:

At our home at Bevern View you can read with our residents, help in the kitchen, tend to the garden or drive the minibus, so that profoundly disabled people can access their community and live life to the full.

For more information or a chat about the different voluntary roles available, call us on 01273 021241 or email Remember to check our 2018 yearly calendar for all tour latest events and activities, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

With all our best new year’s wishes for 2018.

Merry Christmas from all at The Bevern Trust

Sussex Disability charity The Bevern Trust, wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas from The Bevern Trust and thank you very much for your continued support this year. However you have been involved, either by volunteering, visiting one of our fabulous Sussex open gardens, buying a raffle ticket or even joining our Santa Run, your support has made a positive difference to the lives of the profoundly disabled people we care for at our home, Bevern View. Thank you.

To the Sussex businesses, community groups, Lions and Rotary, churches and schools who have all helped us throughout the year, we are most grateful, as we really couldn’t raise the funds and increase our awareness without you. Thank you.

We wish all of you, your family and friends a very Merry Christmas.

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Our Patron Natasha Kaplinsky with parents of residents from Bevern View at Santa Run 2017.

We still have much more to do…

Next year promises to be even more exciting as The Bevern Trust continues to grow and reach out to more people with profound disabilities and their families in Sussex through our new domiciliary home-care service. But we couldn’t do it without you.

Setting up a monthly gift of just £5 per month is easy, it just takes a few clicks. A regular gift could help us provide more care, freedom and opportunity for people in Sussex, living with highly complex needs. This wonderful way of supporting your local charity can allow people with a profound disability to access hydrotherapy sessions relieving pain and reducing anxiety or pay for days out, like trips to Brighton or Lewes, so residents can participate in their community and play a more active role in society. Thank you for your support.


Remember to Like our Facebook page or Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with our latest news and events coming soon. We’ll keep you posted with all the great stuff coming up, but if you have your own ideas for an event that you would like to organise in aid of us, either at work or at home, then give us a call on 01273 021241 or email and we’ll be on hand to get you started.

Merry Christmas!

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


Club raises hundreds for disability charity

Exel Club | Present Sussex Charity Gift

A group of retired freight workers from Sussex have helped to raise hundreds of pounds for Sussex Disability Charity, The Bevern Trust.

The Exel Retired Staff Association has more than 60 members in its club across Sussex. The club meets regularly for coach trips and for an annual dinner at the Royal Albion Hotel in Brighton.

This year the group also organised a number of events and fundraising activities and raised £440 for The Bevern Trust. The Sussex Disability Charity relies on voluntary gifts like this to allow people with disabilities to live with more freedom and opportunity. The charity needs to raise at least £12,000 each month to continue to care for people with profoundly complex needs in Sussex.

The charity is hoping the money raised from Exel can be match-funded by parent organisation the DHL UK Foundation.

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Exel Gift To The Bevern Trust with CEO Jonathan Spencer from Dorothy and Joan.

Dorothy and Joan (pictured) from the club visited The Bevern Trust last week to present their cheque to the charity’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Spencer. On their visit, Dorothy and Joan were able to see first-hand how their gift will make a positive  difference to vulnerable people and their families.

If you are involved with a group who like to support local charities and would like to fundraise for The Bevern Trust, please call 01273 021241 or email

Click here to set up a regular gift of just £5 per month to help the residents at our home, Bevern View get more from life.

The Bevern Trust is a listed charity: Registered Charity no. 1103520

Charity Christmas Cards on Sale

Charity Christmas Cards on sale | in aid of The Bevern Trust

Our new Christmas cards have been lovingly designed by the residents of our home, Bevern View.

This year we have a range of fantastic Charity Christmas cards on sale for just £6 per pack. At least £4 from the sale of a pack of 8 cards will be donated to The Bevern Trust.

Packs of Charity Christmas cards 2017 with two of each of the four designs below are on sale now in reception at our home Bevern View in Barcombe.

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Charity Christmas cards on sale

Your support will help to raise vital funds for people with profound disabilities. Each month The Bevern Trust  must raise at least £12,000 to allow people with complex needs to live with more freedom and opportunity.

Art, music and cooking at Bevern View are all sensory therapies that can improve motor skills, aid communication and help relieve pain. Your purchase of our Christmas cards can help us purchase more paints, and art materials that can give people with profound disabilities the opportunity to live life to the full.

Thanks to Tim, our Activities Coordinator for designing the Christmas cards together with our residents at Bevern View.

Our residents need care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including Christmas. Our staff and volunteers work around the clock to provide care to the most vulnerable people in our community and so it is only with the support from local people, businesses and schools that we can continue to change the lives of people who live with the most complex needs.

If you’re looking for other ways to get involved this Christmas with local charity organizations, then join us on the Santa Run in Lewes on the 2nd December! For more details on the 2km fun run, click here.

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

October Charity Fair Success

East Sussex Fundraising Committee | October Charity Fair

East Sussex Fundraising Committee welcomed hundreds of people through the door at Ardingly Show Ground for the Charity Fair on the 10th October to help raise thousands for The Bevern Trust.

Stall holders from across the country were selling the most beautiful items, from scarves, to woollens, jewellery to perfume, many of which can’t be found on the high street. The home-made cakes and produce on sale were a huge success and very few visitors went home empty handed from the fair.

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October Charity Gift Fair 2017

Entry fees, donations and contributions from stall holder sales helped the committee raise just over £10,500 for The Bevern Trust which was an incredible achievement. All the funds raised, directly help provide round the clock care, more freedom and opportunities for profoundly disabled people at the Trusts home ‘Bevern View’ in Barcombe.

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Charity Gift Fair October 2017

We are very grateful to everyone in the East Sussex Fundraising Committee – all of whom are volunteers, who worked tirelessly to make this event such a success. Thank you to everyone who visited, that made purchases and to Sally from The Bevern Friends for taking the time to staff our charity table.

The date for next year’s charity fair at Ardingly in aid of The Bevern Trust, is Tuesday 16th October 2018. Save the date!