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friends of EMBARK

a charity providing homes and work experience for adults with learning difficulties

We have extended our range of Products


We have a New Range of Planters and we are also now making and selling...


Bird Boxes, Bee Houses and Butterfly Houses and for 2020... Bat Boxes!


Please see the gallery on the left.


All our items are available to order today!


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Our Bat Box Project has Started!

After learning all about Bats last week, our Bat Box project started in earnest today at the Yews Centre, Haywards Heath.

Our amazing adults got to grips with building and painting our first versions of our Bat Box.

The build highlighted some improvements that can be made to the design and construction which will be adopted in our next iteration.

Our first batch of Bat Boxes will be available for Sale soon!

(As you may know Bat Conversation is very important not only for certain species but also for the environment and biodiversity. Some plants depend partly or wholly on bats to pollinate their flowers or spread their seeds, while other bats also help control pests by eating insects.)


​friends of Embark, was born out of the need to provide quality, stable homes and work experience for Adults with learning difficulties, who wish to live more independent lives.

Established in the summer of 2012, Friends of Embark was founded as a charitable trust. However has since grown and is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), and registered with the Charity Commission in 2016. We are based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex  and  managed by eight trustees.

Working closely with Embark who provide high quality supported living services, the philosophy behind Friends of Embark is to enable such adults to experience life to their best ability. Not only by enabling them to live more independently in secure and stable homes but also to support projects and work experience providing:- a sense of purpose, self development, a sense of achievement and also giving them opportunities to integrate with the local and wider community


We are very keen to support projects to show that our Adults can help support themselves and not just rely on benefits and charity alone. Our work experience projects are designed to help them produce products that can be sold to raise funds giving them a sense of the real world where we all have to work in order to benefit ourselves.

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