AN Eastbourne charity has received new funding from the Postcode Community Trust to pay for days out in Sussex for its residents.  

The Chaseley Trust is a specialist nursing home located on Eastbourne’s seafront.

For over 70 years. it has cared for adults with a wide range of complex neurological disabilities, including acquired brain injury, spinal injury, stroke and loss of limbs.

A spokesman said: “These meaningful experiences will help to provide a social programme that combats loneliness and feelings of isolation, stimulates and encourages social contact and companionship, engages the community we live in and offers residents the opportunity to visit places of interest as chosen by themselves.

“These days out will be a welcome addition to the activities programme here at Chaseley once lockdown is over, and what a great way for our residents to be able to celebrate the achievement of Chaseley remaining Covid-19 free throughout this pandemic.”

£17,866 was the amount awarded.

Meanwhile, the charity is looking for new Trustees, who will use their experience and knowledge to contribute to the work of Chaseley’s Board of Trustees in an ethical and innovative manner. 

A willingness to be objective, accountable, open and honest is essential for these roles.

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance of Chaseley and play a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction. 

Trustees work in partnership with the Senior Management to help develop and deliver objectives, providing skills and guidance.

A spokesman said: “We would be particularly interested to hear from candidates who have a Health and Social Care, Finance, Marketing or Fundraising background to complement the skills of our existing Trustees who meet up to four times a year. 

“The role of a Trustee is voluntary although reasonable expenses such as travel costs will be reimbursed.”

For an informal discussion contact CEO Lesley Standing on 01323 744200.