What does this service provide?

What we do

We are here to help patients with acquired brain injuries, spinal injuries, relapses in multiple sclerosis and people with Parkinson's disease within their home. Rehabilitation is personalised, goal-oriented and high intensity for a period, according to each individual’s need.

Appointment information

Who you'll see at your appointment

Our team is made up of registered professionals and support staff.

During your appointment you may see an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, stroke nurse, speech and language therapist, clinical psychologist or social worker.

Preparing for your appointment

We will contact you to arrange an initial visit within your own home, or by phone or video to establish your priorities and level of need and risk.

We'll provide you with information and resources to help you and your family and there will be at least one face to face visit to check your observations and blood pressure. Alternatively, you can send your blood pressure results into us if you are taking these regularly.

A member of the team will complete a more detailed assessment and work with you to plan therapy and actions which will help you work towards your goals and priorities in a realistic timescale.

Ongoing therapy may be provided by therapy assistants under guidance of registered staff. We actively encourage you to participate and be active in your own rehabilitation and management plans.

We may need to liaise with your GP, consultants, employers, or family members, with your consent.

What happens after my treatment or therapy plan ends?

We will collaborate with you regarding your progress towards your goals and priorities, help you to monitor progress and plan to finish therapy either when you are satisfied with your progress and abilities, or when progress slows or stops and we need to help you with managing your symptoms and abilities longer term.

With your agreement we may refer to less intensive follow up services (NHS) or recommend more social activities or provide resources to suit your preferences, abilities and access or support needs.

Appointment types

We offer a variety of options, including home visits, telephone, and virtual appointments

How can I access this service?

We accept referrals for people with a confirmed neurological diagnosis and a GP in Brighton and Hove.

Referral is via our referral form by GP, hospital staff or other health related staff. We also accept self-referral.

The referral should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional referral criteria include:

  • having suffered a stroke within the last 6 months and have not already received support from the Community Neurological Rehabilitation team
  • having acquired a brain injury within last 2 years and have not already received support from the Community Neurological Rehabilitation team

Adults with specific long-term neurological conditions, including:

  • Multiple Sclerosis – either new diagnosis or acute, significant change in function
  • Parkinson’s Disease – either new diagnosis or acute, significant change in function
  • spinal cord injury – recent and requiring neuro rehabilitation for a period of time
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome- recent and requiring neuro rehabilitation for a period of time
  • space occupying lesion (non-palliative)
  • inflammatory brain injury, for example, meningitis, vasculitis, encephalitis, hydrocephalus.

How can I contact this service?

We are community-based and see the majority of our patients in their homes for their first assessment.

Contact details
Telephone: 01273 242 271
Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

There is a Saturday assessment service for some people to support hospital discharge towards a weekend, though capacity for this is limited.

Waiting times

We aim to complete your first assessment within 2 weeks of your referral or discharge home.

Waiting lists to begin regular therapy such as physiotherapy or occupational therapy do exist and may be several weeks. For more information about the waiting list, please contact us.

Where can I find resources for this service?

The Stroke Association – website providing information on the types of stroke, the effects and support. For details of local support, please contact 0303 3033 100

Different Strokes – website run by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors, providing resources, information and support

MS Society – website providing information and support for those suffering with multiple sclerosis

MND Association – website providing information and support for those suffering with motor neurone disease

Parkinson’s – website providing information and support on Parkinson’s, to help you manage the condition. Their helpline is 0808 800 0303

Headway Sussex – a website supporting people living with a brain injury and their careers. Their helpline is 01825 724 323

Adult Social Care – Brighton and Hove council’s adult social care department, providing information on how to stay safe, healthy and well

Sussex, Health and Care – the website for the Sussex Mental Healthline, a telephone service offering support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression.

Get the best from your NHS

If you want to share a compliment, raise a concern or if you are just not sure who to speak to you can contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).