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Rusper family’s magical dream

A SUPPORT worker says it was ‘magical’ working with a Rusper family to make a dream come true for their son with complex learning disabilities.
Amy Selby works at Chailey Heritage Foundation, where Mikey Turner has now lived for four years.
Mikey, whose family live at Rusper, has a rare genetic condition affecting only 30 people worldwide.
He desperately wanted to spend a week at home with his parents, and the charity was able to make that dream come true.
The charity has just launched a new recruitment campaign, and Amy Selby, a Senior Support Worker, says it’s a very special place to work.

She said: “It was magical being able to make it possible for Mikey to go home for a week and spend precious time with his family.

“We even took Mikey on a canal trip.
“Making such magical memories is amazing and I would strongly recommend it.”
Mum Jenny said: “Chailey Heritage has been an absolute lifeline for us. We regard Chailey Heritage as an extension to our family.”
The charity providing education and care for young people with complex disabilities has launched a new recruitment campaign.
Chailey Heritage Foundation is looking to employ high quality people across 14 different roles.
These include support workers, to work both on-site and in the community, lunchtime
and teaching assistants, and housekeeping roles.
Some are based at the charity’s headquarters in North Chailey, near Haywards Heath.
Others are providing individual support for young people in their home, including in Hailsham, Edenbridge, Crawley and Brighton.
Some are daytime roles, others are night time and also include weekends.
Amy said: “It is lovely working with these young people. It is a very special working environment.
“It is challenging but rewarding. There are highs and lows but that’s the case with most
jobs.”
Chief Executive, Helen Hewitt, said: “We employ around 450 people at Chailey Heritage Foundation and 2020 has, of course, been a challenging year for everyone.
“We always strive to employ high quality people who in turn provide the best possible support to the children and young people in our care.
“We have had to review the way we operate during this pandemic. As a result, we have vacancies available across a wide range of roles.”
To find out more, please visit www.chf.org.uk/vacancies or follow CHF on social media.

Alternatively, you can get in contact via 01825 724 444.

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