The Newick based charity Headway East Sussex has suffered statutory funding cuts and rising costs of service provision, so must now raise a significant amount to remain open to support people living with brain injuries to lead more independent lives.

The charity’s picturesque 13 acre East Sussex site offers extensive facilities for rehabilitation and

reablement of its visitors and their families. The volunteer led facilities include a gym, a kitchen

garden that supplies fresh fruit and veg to the site’s kitchen, a relaxing woodland pond area, a

former coach house for socialising and several large therapy rooms for activities such as woodwork.

The site is well situated for those in need in the Sussex area; Newick is a welcome countryside

retreat less than an hour’s drive from Brighton, Crawley, Horsham, Eastbourne, and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

As Headway House is essential to the services that Headway East Sussex provides, it’s vital that they maintain their presence at Newick. So, to release £1.25 million value in the property to put back into funding the charity’s activities, the Board of Trustees have voted to sell the site but remain as Leaseholders for a minimum of five years.

Oakley property have stepped in to support Headway East Sussex in realising the full value of the

property and to find a suitable investor to take on the site.

Steven Harvey, Director of the Commercial Team at Oakley said: “Headway East Sussex are a wonderful charity with fantastic facilities for their clients. Their decision to sell the site shows their commitment to the future by raising considerable funds, without any disruption to their day-to- day services.

“The Newick location is very attractive, and offers an excellent long term investment opportunity for the right buyer, whom will also benefit from the immediate lease back at £65,000 per annum. It’s a very beneficial sale for all concerned.”

Further information about the sale of Headway House can be obtained from Steven Harvey,

Commercial Director at Oakley Property. Steven can be contacted by email or phone 01273 645772 and is situated at Marlborough Place Brighton, Oakley’s Head Office.