The Chaseley Trust does not only care and support their residents living at the home, but they also have a dedicated Therapy team.

It consists of a Therapy Service Manager, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants, who all have direct links with the NHS to support their Outpatient Therapy services.

Chaseley are specialists in providing excellent care and treatment to people who have suffered a neurological disability or have a progressive condition and would benefit from long term therapy interventions, such as:

· Parkinson’s Disease

· Multiple Sclerosis

· Motor Neurone Disease

· Stroke

· Head and Spinal Injury

Referral Criteria

If you are over 18, have a long-term neurological condition or complex physical disability, have identifiable and achievable goals, have needs that cannot be met by ESHT Out-patient or Community based service and you are registered to a GP Surgery within the Hastings and Rother, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford or High Weald Lewes and Havens areas, then you may be eligible for treatment from our Therapy team’s Outpatient service.

Should you wish to be referred to Chasely, you need to ask your GP to complete a HSCC Form along with a report summarising your needs and including details of any other services that have been explored and why they are not appropriate.

Upon receipt of the referral, you will initially be assessed by a Physiotherapist who will discuss the treatment programme with you, based on your medical condition. They will identify your needs and goals, set therapy interventions, and target a treatment plan to conclude the treatment pathway, including any referrals to different agencies and services if appropriate. Your programme of treatment will be regularly monitored by the Physiotherapist to ensure the interventions are still applicable.

If you have any questions, or would like to talk about our Therapy Outpatient Services, then please call the team on 01323 744203 or email Therapies@chaseleytrust.org

The Chaseley Trust was established in Eastbourne in 1946 by Dr Ludwig Guttmann to care for soldiers returning from the Second World War with spinal injuries.

Today, The Chaseley Trust team delivers first-class long and short-term nursing, respite care and rehabilitation to approximately 150 residents with complex disabilities, who, without intervention, face a deterioration in their condition. Residents come from all parts of the UK to stay at their 55-bed home, because of their specialism in caring for people with a brain or spinal cord injury and other neurological disabilities. Their multi-disciplinary approach to care and rehabilitation includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, alongside social and recreational activities ensuring that people have independence and control over their lives. The ethos of the charity remains the same as when first founded 75 years ago, to enable people with disabilities to lead a full and active life despite their disabilities.

The Chaseley Trust turns 75 this year and as part of their anniversary plans, they have recently launched a £375,000 fundraising appeal to modernise, update and refresh Chaseley. If you would like to donate to Chaseley’s 75th fundraising appeal, please visit their website of click the link: http://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/Chaseley75thAnniversaryAppeal

If you feel that you could support Chaseley by making them your Charity of the Year or potentially host an event on their behalf, please contact Jodie on 01323 744200 or fundraising@chaseleytrust.org.

For further information on the charity contact: Jodie Cornford, Fundraising Manager jodiec@chaseleytrust.org Tel: 01323 744200