Founded in 1898 by social care pioneer Grace Eyre Woodhead.

The Grace Eyre Foundation is one of the oldest charities in Brighton & Hove.

It was started by Grace Eyre Woodhead in 1898, by placing children with learning disabilities from London slums into holiday homes in East Sussex.

This grew into a service that placed children permanently with families. The service was regulated and supervised by visiting officers, and in 1913 the Guardianship Society was formed.

One year later, a day centre that offered industrial training was opened in Brighton. The first of its kind in the country.

In 1950 the Guardianship Society moved to its current home in Hove. Then in 1988 it changed its name to The Grace Eyre Foundation.

Today Grace Eyre leads the way in working with people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health issues. Together, we’re building more inclusive communities for everyone to enjoy.


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