What does this service provide?

Who we are 

We are a team of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, with specialist skills across a range of clinical specialisms, including postural management, assistive technology, specialist seating and equipment, electronic assistive technology, and upper limb splinting.  

We work with our colleagues in therapies, nursing, medicine, clinical sciences, and engineering to offer a holistic and considered approach to our patients’ complex clinical needs. 

What we do 

We work with children and young people with complex neurodisability who experience limitations and/or barriers to their functional independence, participation, and engagement with day-to-day activities. We assess and provide bespoke treatment programmes, equipment, and solutions to ensure that each child and young person can participate in all aspects of their lives. 

Assessments take place at the relevant clinic at Chailey Clinical Services including: 

In addition to our outpatient clinics and rehabilitation services, we also work directly with children and young people who attend Chailey Heritage Foundation School and Residential Care, providing integrated care with education, social care, and health professionals. 

Appointment information 

Appointment types 

We see patients at the relevant clinic at Chailey Clinical Services and at the Chailey Heritage Foundation. 

Who you'll see 

During your assessment, you will meet the following members of our team: 

  • occupational therapist 
  • occupational therapy assistant 

Additional information

Research, Innovation and Development 

Our occupational therapy team takes an active role in research, development and innovation projects. We provide input to Chailey Clinical Services research teams on local and national projects and offer opportunities for our therapists to develop research skills and projects in areas of clinical interest. 

We also take part in delivering training and development through online and face to face programmes, study days and knowledge sharing on a wide range of topics which include electronic assistive technology, postural management, and upper limb assessment skills.  Therapists are regularly provided with the opportunity to attend regional and national conferences to present work and keep up to date with clinical specialisms. 

We have experienced placement educators and active links with local Occupational Therapy degree programmes. 

How can I access this service?

Our services can be accessed in a range of ways, including: 

  • if you are an NHS or private therapist and wish to refer a patient, discuss funding or discuss which clinic may be most appropriate for your patient, please contact our central Chailey referrals team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This team will be able to answer most of your questions or forward your enquiry to the most appropriate person 
  • if you wish to discuss the progress of ongoing work or a clinic, please contact the therapist involved as they will be able to provide you with an update 

How can I contact this service?

Contact details
Telephone: 01825 724 701
Where to find us
Address: Occupational Therapy Team, Chailey Clinical Services, Beggars Wood Road, North Chailey (Near Lewes), East Sussex, BN8 4JN

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Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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