Saspire is the trading arm of SASBAH (Sussex Association of Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus). Saspire has been set up as a Social Enterprise which means that all the profits realised will be re-invested in supporting the further development of Saspire and SASBAH for the benefit of our members.
Saspire enables young adults who have Spina Bifida or Hydrocephalus to experience life in the work place and thus encourages them to apply for work with main stream companies so that they may go on to achieve their goals in the wider community.
Saspire also benefits companies and gives them an opportunity to become more socially responsible. We are able to undertake small to medium manufacturing, assembly or packaging jobs. Our aim is to give people with a disability an opportunity to gain work experience which will prepare them for future employment.
∑ By Volunteering with Saspire you will have a purpose on a daily basis
∑ Gain experience working in a workshop environment
∑ You will have support with transport. We can pick you up from Polegate Station and transport you to Gun Hill by an accesible Minibus
∑ Work regular hours (Work from 10.30am Ė 4pm)
∑ You will have support to enable you to work in a structured way.
∑ You will socialise with others and become part of a team
∑ You will be able to refer to the experience on a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
∑ Saspire can be used as a referee for future job applications
What we provide for the Saspire Volunteer:
∑ Assistance with transport
∑ Lunch whilst the volunteer is at the Saspire Centre
∑ An individual development plan
∑ Instruction on how to use specialist equipment and complete projects
∑ Comprehensive support and guidance
∑ An opportunity to make friends
What companies have said about Saspire:
"Your work is of good Quality"
"You have reduced our usual turnaround time"
"Saspire are efficient and flexible to our needs"
Some comments from our Saspire Volunteers:
"I now have a reason to get out of bed in the morning"
"It is good to meet other people with similar problems"
"I have gained confidence"
"I have learnt how to work with others"
"I am learning new skills"
"I now have a structure to my day which I didnít have before"
Working in partnership with Saspire