The Chaseley home is a fantastic building, steeped in history and the original parts of the home are simply stunning. That said, the building is a complicated one. It 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.

So, this year Chaseley have embarked on a new 15 year journey to modernise, update and refresh the home for the benefit of current and future residents, ensuring they can continue to deliver the best care possible to their residents for the next 75 years. The 15 year plan was created following a full building survey last year and the current works being undertaken this year include:

· The repair of all four lifts, including an upgrade to the main lift so that it becomes far more economical to operate, producing running cost savings of up to 63% and the lifecycle improvement should be an additional15 to 20 years.

· The repair and replacement of the front windows in the main building

· Weathering protection of the stone balcony, the skylights and the areas underneath

· An upgrade to the Rehab Kitchen that is used by the residents as part of their rehabilitation journey

· Additional bathroom upgrades across the home

It will cost just over £200,000 to complete these works and to date the charity have already raised £70,000. With your help throughout the year, Chaseley believe they will be able to raise the remainder of the funds needed and ensure the residents continue to receive the excellent care they require, whilst living in a first class home that they deserve.

If you feel that you could support Chaseley in any way, perhaps you could host a fundraising event, undertake a sponsored challenge, or make a small donation towards the costs, then please contact their Fundraising and Marketing Manager Jodie, on 01323 744200 or fundraising@chaseleytrust.org.

The main source of Chaseley’s 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 they have just 5% surplus to fund all their additional costs, including the upkeep of their beautiful building, upgrading their equipment, and to provide the extra social and recreational activities and services that enhance the comfort and well-being of their residents, which is why they rely on donations and fundraising.

Chaseley is an independent charity-owned care home located in a stunning location on Eastbourne’s seafront. It is a 55-bed home that specialises in long-term nursing and respite 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.

Their multi-disciplinary approach to care and rehabilitation includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy and recreational activities, ensuring their 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 their facilities included an on-site, fully accessible gym specifically designed for people who are disabled and living in the community.

If you feel that you could support Chaseley by making them your Charity of the Year or potentially host an event on their behalf, please contact Jodie on 01323 744200 or fundraising@chaseleytrust.org.

For further information on the charity contact: Jodie Cornford, Fundraising & Marketing Manager jodiec@chaseleytrust.org Tel: 01323 744200