About Us

About Us

The Apuldram Centre is a local and independent charity based near Chichester, West Sussex. We are a registered charity (801169) and Company Limited by Guarantee (2343730). Our Supported Living Service is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Our connection with providing support to Chichester residents is long standing; we provide over 2,000 hours of support activity per week through the services that we offer  (daycare, community hub and supported living) to enable 139 adults with learning disabilities to maximise their independence.

Our Values

Maximise independence, dignity, choice and achievement, leading towards an independent lifestyle.

  • Caring and Customer-Centred – the people we support are central to everything we do
  • Excellence – we strive to be excellent in all that we do
  • Safe – we ensure the safety of our people and environment
  • Respect – we communicate effectively and respect the opinions of others and use their feedback to inform our  development
  • Innovation & Quality – we embrace change and have a can do approach


The Apuldram Centre was established at Common Farm in 1989 and is a Registered Charity. Inaugural founders, many of whom were parents of adults with learning disabilities, were committed to offering a meaningful experience to working-age adults, primarily based around horticulture activities. Many others have played their part and continue to do so, in Apuldram’s history, no matter how large or small their contribution.

The main site was originally a dairy farm and leased from West Sussex County Council. The site is now owned and managed by the charity; redevelopment of the original farm buildings has created a thriving environment for the Day Centre, main offices, public access shop and café, along with supported living accommodation.

Over the years we have continued to evolve to ensure that we are responsive to the needs of the people that we support; developing Supported Living and Community services.


Some of the work that we do is funded under contract with West Sussex County Council (adult social care), enabling our beneficiaries to access a varied range of activities and to live independent lives.

Our other charitable incomes enable us to sustain, grow and redevelop our existing infrastructure, purchase specialist equipment that enhances the experiences of our beneficiaries, plan for the future and respond to the needs of the people whom we support.  80% of our current income is from contracts; we are ambitious in our future aspirations and as such are reliant on empathetic donors, fundraisers and other initiatives to support the continuous improvements needed to ensure that our service remains relevant, fit for purpose, sustainable and person centred.


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