Chailey Clinical Services (CCS)

We offer flexible specialist services for children and young people with complex neurodisability and provide clinical support to children and young adults:

  • in mainstream schools
  • at Chailey Heritage School and other special schools
  • in their residential environment
  • at home supporting the wider family
  • with acquired brain injury
  • in our short break service(residential or non-residential) or taking part in our holiday play schemes
  • in a range of outpatient specialist clinics
  • requiring personalised equipment

We work as a multi-disciplinary team (MDT), including therapists and rehabilitation engineers (RE), nursing and medical staff in order to assist and enable our young people.

The Rehabilitation Engineering Service (RES) can address the problems around equipment, which have been identified by the therapists. There is a well appointed mechanical engineering workshop on site.

Chailey Communication Aid service is a regional service funded by NHS England to assess and provide high tech communication aids for spoken communication for children and adults with complex needs in Surrey and Sussex (including Brighton and Hove).

Eating and drinking, oral skills and communication are vital for young people and speech and language therapists work with the MDT to develop these skills. Our service is needs led and the therapeutic and medical provision is designed to meet individual requirements. In some services there is 24 hour nursing support on site.

Research underpins our problem solving approach and we are leaders in fields such as posture management, powered mobility learning, nutrition, sleep and consulting with children, young adults and their families. Find out about Research at Chailey Clinical Services

We have a range of specialist outpatient clinics, which can be accessed via referral from an NHS clinician.

The focus of CCS is for the child and young adult to be secure, comfortable and pain free and to promote independence to enable them to take an active role in their wider community.

Working with the family, child or young adult is central to our practice and this is achieved by sharing knowledge, experiences and values.

A portrait of Chailey Heritage School

A short documentary of pupils and staff giving you an insight into the support, education, therapy and medical intervention here at Chailey Clinical Services.


Lewes, UK wide

How To Access

These services are available to children and young adults, with appropriate referral and funding:

  • Outpatients (from anywhere in the UK)

  • Paediatric Ambulatory Rehabilitation Service (PARS) residential placement (UK wide)

  • Residential short breaks (London and South East)

  • Community short breaks at home (East and West Sussex)

  • Support in main stream schools (East and West Sussex)

  • Paediatric Ambulatory Rehabilitation Service (PARS) non-residential (South East of England)

The specialist outpatient clinics can be accessed via referral letter from an NHS clinician and should be emailed to: Referrals to the other services are either via an NHS clinician or the Health/Local Authority Lead Manager responsible for buying specialist services and emailed to:

Contact Details

PA to General Manager
Chailey Clinical Services
Beggars Wood Road
North Chailey
Near Lewes
East Sussex
Tel. No. 01825 722112
Fax No. 01825 724700

Opening Hours

CCS main switchboard opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 5pm
Friday 8:45am to 4:30pm

How to find us

Our multi-purpose buildings are situated in beautiful countryside in North Chailey at the foot of the South Downs. We are near Lewes and about 30 minutes drive from Brighton. The nearest railway station is at Haywards Heath. There is ample free parking on site.
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