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Occupational Therapy for Children (West Sussex)

We provide assessment and therapy to help children develop life skills and increase their participation in school. We work with children who have a variety of difficulties including children with developmental delay, learning difficulties, physical difficulties, sensory or coordination problems. We can help children develop play and self care skills such dressing, eating and drinking, washing and toileting, and can help children achieve their potential in school by developing their fine motor and coordination skills.

We may offer advice and support or offer individual or group therapy to help children develop specific skills. Other strategies include recommending changes to the environment by recommending specialist equipment such as small kitchen aids or chairs.
  • Service Location:
    • Chichester
    • Crawley
    • Haywards Heath
    • Horsham
    • Littlehampton
    • Midhurst
    • Pulborough
    • Shoreham
    • Steyning
    • Worthing
  • How To Access:
    Any health or education professional can make the initial referral to occupational therapy. Parents and professionals can re-refer to the service if their children have previously been seen by an occupational therapist in West Sussex.
  • Contact Details:

    Central Team
    Ruth Silverman
    Locality Manager Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Specialist Health Visiting/Nursing & CDC Admin Central
    Nightingale Primary Care Centre
    Butlers Green Road
    Haywards Heath
    West Sussex RH16 4BN
    Tel: 01444 414100

    Helen Watson
    Clinical Services Manager
    Visiting/Nursing & CDC Admin Central
    Crawley CDC
    Crawley Hospital
    West Green Drive
    West Sussex RH11 7DH
    01293 600300 Ext. 3682

    West Team
    Lindsey Draper - Paediatric Physiotherapist and Clinical Services Manager
    Sussex Community NHS Trust
    Children's Centre
    Worthing Hospital
    Lyndhurst Road
    West Sussex BN11 2DH
    Tel: 01903 286716
    Email: sc-tr.paedotworthing@nhs.net

    You can leave a message on these phone numbers at any time and this will be answered during office hours, Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 5pm.

  • Opening Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
  • How to find us:

    Central Area

    Hilltop Children's Unit
    Horsham Hospital
    Hurst Road
    Horsham RH12 2DR

    Child Development Centre
    Crawley Hospital
    West Green Drive
    Crawley RH11 7DH

    Child Development Centre
    Nightingale Primary Care Centre
    Butlers Green Road
    Haywards Heath RH16 4BN

    West Area

    Child Development Centre
    Westhampnett Centre
    28-29 Westhampnett Road
    Chichester PO19 7HH

    Tel: 01903 286716
    Email: sc-tr.paedotworthing@nhs.net

    Children's Centre
    Worthing Hospital
    Lyndhurst Road
    Worthing BN11 2DH

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