Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester


VAAC Research (Disability)

By working with our colleagues in the Voluntary and Community sector, we have a series of independent case studies in Disability Development. They show examples of community organisations stories of adapting during the coronavirus and what the future holds for them.

Case Studies

Sun 10 January 2021

Dementia Support - how they adapted during the COVID-19 crisis

Dementia Support

Bringing local dementia services together under one roof and providing the latest support, information, advice, and activities to those living with Dementia.

We offer Wayfinding to help guide families through their personal dementia journeys, as well as day care, a range of activities for those living with dementia and their carers, therapy rooms, a hair salon, a smart zone with equipment and technology to support independent living and a cafe.

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Sun 10 January 2021

PACSO - how they adapted during the COVID-19 crisis


Parents and Carers Support Organisation (PACSO) provide play and social opportunities for children and Young People with disabilities & their siblings, and respite for parents and carers in the Chichester and Arun districts of West Sussex.

At PACSO, we welcome children and young people of all ages (0-25) and disabilities – physical, learning and behavioural. We will never turn away a child, no matter how complex their needs.
We know that parents and carers are the experts on their disabled child, and we work with them to help their child reach their full potential. No one organisation can meet a family’s entire needs and that is why we work closely with statutory bodies and other voluntary organisations to bring about the best outcomes for the individual child in a time of great societal flux and financial challenge.

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Sun 10 January 2021

Apuldram - how they adapted during the COVID-19 crisis


The Apuldram Centre is an independent registered charity, working to support adults with learning disabilities, and has delivered services in Chichester and surrounding area for 30 years.

Our services include a dedicated Day Centre offering meaningful and enterprising daytime occupational activities such as: horticultural, both on and off site; woodwork; cookery and arts & crafts. We also support a number of people in the Chichester area to live independently in their own tenancies. We run a community outreach service, Hub Club, three times a week in central Chichester.

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