Children’s Integrated Therapy Service

Helping children and young people with physical, occupational or speech and language needs in East Sussex.

Grove House

0300 123 2205

Crowborough Hospital, Southview Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1HB

kcht.escits@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Chaucer Clinic

0300 123 2650

Unit A4, Chaucer Business Park, Dittons Road, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6JF

kcht.escits@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

407 Old London Road

01424 728360

Hastings, East Sussex TN35 5BH

kcht.escits@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Equipment enquiries only: 0300 123 2653 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Who we are

We are a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, therapy assistants and administrators who provide an integrated therapy service for children and young people from birth to school-leaving age (16 or 19) with physical, occupational or speech and language difficulties. We work in East Sussex and aim to help children reach their potential.

What we do

We help children with significant developmental difficulties that make everyday life difficult. This includes neurological or movement disorders, respiratory disorders such as cystic fibrosis and speech, language and communication difficulties. We also support disabled children who require specialist equipment and housing adaptations.

We offer assessment, training and advice and we provide therapy for some children, individually or in groups. We provide training and support for parents, carers and staff in early years settings and schools and we run a number of satellite clinics across the county. The service is provided where it is most needed, such as in pre-schools and nurseries, schools, children’s centres, patients’ homes or clinics. You may also know us as CITS – Children’s Integrated Therapy Service.

How do you use this service?

You can get in touch using the information here or you can be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

Your comments

January 2018
Lewes and Wealden

Very helpful session, good advice, brilliant interaction with my little one.

February 2018
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

It has helped my child hugely with speech and putting more words together.

February 2018
Lewes and Wealden

Very friendly, explained well to me about how they have observed my child, which helped me understand more. My child interacted well and quickly felt comfortable.

February 2018
Lewes and Wealden

In the last year the improvement has been amazing. I don't think we would have got this far without the guidance.

February 2018
Lewes and Wealden

The referral and appointment were both efficient and well managed. The follow up information has been very helpful, both for practice at home and in a Nursery setting.

February 2018
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham

Staff are immensely friendly and competent.

December 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

The lady was very nice and explained everything to us in a way we understood and included my son to.

December 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

My son responded very well and the ideas given should help a lot.

December 2017
Lewes and Wealden

Keen and eager to help.

November 2017
Lewes and Wealden

Thorough and reassuring assessment of my son's speech.

November 2017
Lewes and Wealden

Friendly and accessible advice. Gave clear answers and explanations.

November 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

Prompt appointment, friendly staff, plenty of information/support.

November 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

This service has helped me reach my goals and improve my confidence. (Child/Young person)

October 2017
Lewes and Wealden

Professional, friendly and personalised therapy with clear guidance, targets and feedback.

October 2017
Lewes and Wealden

A very helpful team who are always ready to offer advice.

October 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

Clear instructions. Responding well with childs needs. Plenty of activities to be able to continue this programme.

October 2017
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham

Really friendly, experienced professionals dealing with my son.

September 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

I feel it really helps my son explore new ways of expressing himself.

September 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

I can see how much my son has improved every week. He also loves going as his teacher makes it good fun for him.

September 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

I feel my child has really come on with these sessions, they have helped improve his sounds and confidence.

September 2017
Lewes and Wealden

We got the appointment quickly and received useful information.

September 2017
Lewes and Wealden

Excellent and thorough service achieving results.

August 2017
Lewes and Wealden

Very supportive, friendly and genuinely wants to help the child.

August 2017
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham

Very friendly, positive, very good and helpful to kids.

August 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

Very friendly staff with me and my son. Caring and very understanding of my son's needs.

July 2017
Lewes and Wealden

Staff that have visited/been evolved in (child's name) support have been wonderful. Supportive, informative and caring with (child's name). I couldn't have wished for better.

July 2017
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham

Wonderful care, time spent explaining and going through physio programme. Put child and parent at ease.

July 2017
Lewes and Wealden

Great advice and understanding.

July 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

The staff (Katie) has been amazing. Helping my daughter immensely with her zone regulation and self esteem. Great, useful, helpful techniques and equipment.

June 2017
Lewes & Wealden

Staff have always been very supportive and reassuring. Available to answer any questions or discuss concerns.

June 2017
Lewes & Wealden

Without this service my child/children would not make the progress with speech that they have.

June 2017
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham

They have been extremely good with my child and always available if I have questions.

June 2017
Lewes & Wealden

Great, timely appointments. Friendly, helpful staff at all stages of the process.

June 2017
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

Very supportive, excellent techniques given that work and make a difference. My son wants to come along as he sees the importance of the reviews and wants to improve his speech.

May 2017
Eastbourne

They are brilliant at helping my little girl and so patient with her when she is having a stubborn moment. She gets really excited about having her visits.

May 2017
Lewes & Wealden

Very good interaction with our son.

April 2017
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham

Friendly and helpful service - very clear instructions for the future.

April 2017
Hastings, Bexhill & Rother

Piece of mind with my son's issues. Time and care taken with him. Made him feel at ease, thorough.

April 2017
Lewes & Wealden

It's a great happy place and very welcoming to us all.

March 2017
Eastbourne

Very thorough and informative and good advice given along with encouragement.

March 2017
Lewes & Wealden

It is very reassuring to have someone tell you it's okay and to know there are ways forward.

March 2017
Hastings, Bexhill & Rother

Friendly, helpfu,l kind always available - nothing too much trouble.

February 2017
Hastings, Bexhill & Rother

Very good with my son and really helpful with his development. He always feels relaxed and enjoys his sessions.

February 2017
Lewis & Wealden

Very informative and thorough. Clear instructions and a clear plan to be put in place. Very good experience.

February 2017
Lewis & Wealden

Very quick to respond with appointment, and excellent approach with my son, friendly and professional.

February 2017
Hastings, Bexhill & Rother

We are consistently treated with care exceeding what we would expect and feel fully supported every time we see Suzy and Suzanne.

January 2017
Hastings

Anne-Marie was really understanding and took the time to make my daughter feel comfortable in completing the assessment. Brilliant child skills.

January 2017
Hastings

Very patient and understanding of my son, helped and praised him when he did well. Very friendly.

January 2017
Eastbourne

Neil helped me understand why special time is so important in the development of my child. He was patient and listened to any questions or concerns I have had. Great service.

December 2016
Lewes and Wealden

Hayley, her team and the early years have made a huge difference to my children's (twins) communication, they love their sessions and are improving week on week.

December 2016
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

This service has been very supportive to my son and continues to do so.

November 2016
Hastings

The therapist I saw today was extremely helpful and the exercises are benefitting my child.

November 2016
Eastbourne

Very in depth and caring approach.

October 2016
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

(Child's name) has come really far with his sounds. I couldn't believe how well he listened and spoke back. I'm very happy.

October 2016
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

Helpful and friendly staff. There is a noticeable change in my son's speech. Also they made the group fun and interesting so my son enjoyed coming.

October 2016
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

My son has come a long way with his speech since coming here.

September 2016
Hastings

The extra support with speech has been beneficial for my child.

September 2016
Hastings

Fantastic help with my child with speech and language. Really improved with the memory. Very pleased with all the help we got as a family.

September 2016
Lewes and Wealden

My son has progressed amazingly with his speech.

August 2016
Lewes and Wealden

Staff have been excellent in the help and support they have given our family. They have listened to our concerns and given us excellent advice and resources to assist our child at home.

August 2016
Eastbourne

Always very friendly and understanding with my daughter and very patient.

August 2016
Lewes and Wealden

The progress my child has made in the last couple of weeks has been amazing.

July 2016
Eastbourne

Seemed understanding of our concerns. Helpful, informative and kind.

June 2016
Lewes and Wealden

On our first visit, my son and I felt very welcomed.

June 2016
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

The OT was very lovely, helpful, and put everybody at ease for the appointment.

June 2016
Eastbourne

Great service - location practical, and therapist was thorough and reassuring. I feel my son is going to be looked after well.

May 2016
Lewes and Wealden

My daughter's progress is clearly visible under the physio team. They have also signposted us to other useful inputs and the appointments are always enjoyable and positive.

May 2016
Eastbourne

I feel very positive that my concerns are being addressed and my son will receive the help he needs.

April 2016
Lewes and Wealden

Amazing Support.

April 2016
Polegate, Hailsham

The service has been relaxed and fun. My daughter really enjoyed them and is very keen to do her exercises.

April 2016
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

Very competent, clear and friendly.

March 2016
Lewes and Wealdon

Very caring gentle approach. Active listening to concerns and direct honest assessment.

March 2016
Polegate Hailsham

Friendly people - make me feel comfortable and understand what's going on.

January 2016

My child has been made to feel very comofrtable, she has really enjoyed the time. I feel she has made a huge progress and now I have the skills to carry it on. (Lewes and Wealden)

January 2016

We have seen an immediate improvement in our child's speech. (Hastings, Bexhill and Rother)