Chailey Heritage Foundation

Chailey Heritage Foundation was established by a very determined young lady, Dame Grace Kimmins. In 1903 she took over a derelict former parish workhouse in rural East Sussex. With her, she brought 7 disabled children from East London to their 'place in the country' where they could be cared for, medically treated and educated in what became the first purpose-built school for children with disabilities in this country. Today they have a international reputation for our work around communication and developing independence through powered mobility. Every year they support hundreds of children, young people and their families by providing a range of world-class services, especially catering for those with a neurological motor impairment, such as cerebral palsy. Our aim is to provide a stimulating and inclusive environment where all young people are given every opportunity to make progress towards fulfilment and develop life skills in preparation for adulthood. The charity encompasses Chailey Heritage SchoolChailey Heritage ResidentialChailey Heritage Futures and Chailey Heritage Pathways. Our Patron, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, offers truly valued support to the work that they do. Chailey Heritage Foundation is extremely fortunate to have a specialist clinical team on site to oversee the clinical needs of the young people in our care. 
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Job openings over the past year

7Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Fundraising Lead Volunteer
    United Kingdom
  • Teaching Assistant
    United Kingdom

Company Offices

  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • Haywards Heath Road North Chailey Lewes East Sussex BN8 4EF