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.

Coverage

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

Nicky Hoyle
Locality Manager for Children’s Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Specialist Health Visiting – Central
Hilltop Children's Unit
Horsham Hospital
Hurst Road
Horsham RH12 2DR
01403 227000 ext.7103
nicolahoyle@nhs.net

West Team

Amanda Sangster
Locality Manager for Children’s Occupational Therapy
Physiotherapy and Specialist Health Visitors - Coastal
Westhampnett Centre
Child Development Centre
28-29 Westhampnett Road
Chichester PO19 7HH
01243 793639
amanda.sangster2@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

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

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