The Centre

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There is always a lot going on at the Apuldram Centre so have a look through some of the things we get up to!

About

The Apuldram Centre was established at Common Farm in 1989, and is a Registered Charity.

The site was originally leased from West Sussex County Council and consists of a converted five-bedroomed house which was opened in June 2010 to provide supported living in the Chichester and Witterings area. Read More »

About

Contract Gardening

At Apuldram we offer a contract gardening service for Chichester and the surrounding areas. Over the years we have gathered a strong customer base and can offer anything from a one-off tidy up or hedge cut to year-round maintenance. The trainees  enjoy lawn mowing the most, which we carry out at extremely competitive prices.

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Contract Gardening

Horticulture

The horticultural department consists of two main areas: one is the outdoor vegetable garden where Eric and his team grow a selection of seasonal vegetables for sale in the shop;  Read More »

Horticulture

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Our Shop

The shop is open 9.30am-4pm Monday to  Friday and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. We have a wonderful array of our produce including delicious cakes and savouries with most items made and produced at The Centre. Read More »

Our Shop

The Kitchen

Working in the kitchen, trainees learn cooking, domestic and life skills. They are taught to weigh and measure ingredients and complete a recipe accurately. Read More »

The Kitchen

Arts and Crafts

Trainees who attend Arts and Crafts sessions are encouraged to use a variety of media to explore their true creative potential. Read More »

Arts and Crafts

Woodwork

Chris Robinson has run and managed the woodwork department at Apuldram since 2007. In our woodwork barn, we build bird tables, bird boxes, bird feeders, dovecotes, animal hutches and, at Christmas time, reindeers! Read More »

Woodwork

Meet The Animals

We are home to several animals, mainly of the feathered variety.

We originally started off with a handful of chickens that we rescued from a battery farm, who were in a very sad and sorry state. Read More »

Meet The Animals

Photography

Apuldram Photography has been set up to showcase the world and local surroundings from our trainees’ very own eyes. They have been encouraged to take photographs when out on trips and of the local area. They can then edit their photos themselves with a little help from a staff member to create a unique masterpiece. Read More »

Photography

Sports and Activities

The Apuldram Centre is a hive of activity when it comes to sports and activities on offer for our trainees. The Centre incorporates cricket, football, pool, badminton, rounders, Pilates, walking and sailing opportunities to name a few. Furthermore, the WEA run  Drama, Music and Yoga courses to encourage the trainees to  express themselves in various forms.

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Sports and Activities

Training

Throughout the history of the Apuldram Centre training has always taken place on a very informal basis within the various departments.  In 2005 the board of directors were looking at the direction of the centre over the next 10-15 years and decided to put training on a more formal footing. Various nationally-recognised and accredited training schemes were looked at and the National Proficiency Test Council – NPTC – was settled on as being a scheme which it was felt was suitable for the centre’s trainees. The scheme is run as a franchise of Chichester College. Read More »

Training

Life Skills

A life skills group has recently started, where trainees learn to prepare snacks and hot drinks, being mindful of healthy eating and using equipment appropriately.

They learn tasks in daily living, including preparing and posting a letter, road safety, shopping, Stranger Danger, telling the time and use of money.