Pevensey Place was established in 1970 to cater for the ongoing needs of older people with Cerebral Palsy who are unable to cope entirely on their own in the outside world.
A fully functioning farm, Pevensey Place offers both a home and work environment for 74 men and women. Each has their own job, suited to their abilities – from tending the vegetable garden, poultry, sheep and cattle to preparing food and cleaning. Some also do needlework, tend the garden or maintain the vehicles, with the aim of being as self supporting as possible.
Residents are also encouraged to mix with the local community and get involved in sporting events such as cricket, soccer and participating in an annual swimming gala, community bicycle rides, walking events, environmental clean ups, trips to the store in the village and going to church.