Our Story

The Bevern Trust offers are that ensures that people with disabilities can live truly active and fulfilling lives, in an environment where they can feel safe, are loved and are offered compassionate care.

The Bevern Trust — (Formerly part of the Agape Trust) started with  care home founded by parents in 1999.  This movement was in  response to concerns at the lack of facilities for young people with complex needs. It aimed to provide a home for young people for as long as they choose to live there. The Trust was formed by two ‘parents’ groups – one in Hastings and the other in Barcombe – working together and combining their resources. The two parent groups continue their work in their locality and Trustees are appointed with a particular focus and responsibility for their local project.

The Barcombe project was transferred to the Bevern Trust in 2004. The Trust recognises the need for residential centres for young people when they can no longer live at home.

The Bevern Trust are passionate about releasing people from the expectations others have about disability. We offer love, care, freedom and opportunity allowing profoundly disabled people to get more from life.

The Bevern Trust is a Registered Charity that works to support young adults with profound learning disabilities, to research and develop new areas of support and campaign for a greater awareness of disability and its impact.

Compassionate care is at the centre of The Bevern Trust, our care home at Bevern View.and our plans for Domiciliary Care – Bevern Care. Everything we do is based on each person’s strengths and gifts, whilst involving the most important people in their lives. As a charity we aspire to a time when every parent with a disabled child has services in place that offer love and support.