Providing Opportunities
for People with
Learning Disabilities

Welcome to The JPK Project. You can find us in the heart of Old Town, Eastbourne, where we’re developing a fabulous new centre to provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

The JPK Palm Court Tea Room and bakery is planned to open later this year. It will enable us to offer work experience and training for adults with learning disabilities in East Sussex and provide a great new community space where people can come together and socialise.  

It’s also an exciting step towards our longer term plans to create a Supported Living Centre serving the Eastbourne and Wealden area. On completion, this will provide accommodation for 24 individuals via 16 en-suite studio apartments and 8 flatlets, plus communal rooms.  

You can The JPK Project Leaflet 2017.

The JPK Project is led by founder and Chair/Project Coordinator Jill Parker, MBE, together with five Trustees and benefits from the valued patronage of Dame Jane Gow DBE.

We also have the support of several professional partners who are invaluable to the management and running of the JPK Project.

They include Andrew Devon of Salvia Fundraising, Derek Kemp of CPL Architects and John Males of Watson Associates. We also acknowledge the support of further organisations, including Camerons Chartered Surveyors and 3VA.

Of course no charity exists without volunteers and the JPK Project receives incredible support. Many individuals have been integral to our efforts from day one and we are indebted to their service and involvement.

From sponsored cycle rides, runs and abseils, to fundraising coffee mornings and dinner dance events, our volunteers and supporters make things happen. Find out more about getting involved.

How to donate

We have many options for making a donation…