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Henfield Haven Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Henfield Haven Charitable Incorporated Organisation Cover Photo
The Henfield Haven opened in November 2015 under the management of Henfield Social Enterprise Community Interest Company. HSECIC signed a 25 year lease with WSCC and undertook a contact to provide High Needs care and related activities. The CIC then appointed Brighton-based charity Impact Initiatives to run the Haven in partnership.

Following changes in the rules governing Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) the board of directors of the CIC decided to apply to the Charities Commission to become such an entity. This change occurred on 31st May 2019 when the directors of HSECIC became trustees of the newly-formed Henfield Haven CIO.

On 2nd June 2020, it was announced that the Henfield Haven CIO had been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Services, the MBE for Volunteer Groups.

Digby Stephenson is the Chair of Trustees, and would be delighted to hear from anyone willing to offer volunteer help or to donate, if appropriate via Gift Aid.

The Charity number of the Henfield Haven CIO is 1183669

To read more about the background to the creation of the Henfield Haven please use this link. https://www.henfieldhub.com/henfield-social-enterprise/henfield-social-enterprise-cic

Henfield Haven under threat of closure

Henfield Haven under threat of closure

Impact Initiatives, providers of dementia care at the Henfield Haven since their appointment by Henfield Haven CIO in November 2015, have withdrawn their services with immediate effect on 9 June 2020 leaving the future of the Haven uncertain. The news comes just a week after volunteers who saved the centre from closure in 2014 were celebrating receiving the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

QAVS for Henfield Haven

QAVS for Henfield Haven

Henfield Haven CIO, a group of volunteers responsible for the Henfield Haven, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, equivalent to an MBE.