East Sussex Children’s Integrated Therapy and Equipment Service

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

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Contact us

Crowborough, Uckfield, Lewes and villages
0300 123 2205
kcht.escits@nhs.net

Hailsham, Eastbourne and coastal strip to Peacehaven
0300 123 2650
kcht.escits@nhs.net

Hastings and Rother
01424 728360
kcht.escits@nhs.net

Equipment enquiries
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 ESCITES – East Sussex Children’s Integrated Therapy & Equipment 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

June 2020
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

(Staff name) was very helpful and was able to show me how to use the resources that she had recommended for my son with his speech.

March 2020
Lewes and Wealden

It is very helpful to know what is helping my granddaughter. Advice on helping her move is really helpful.

March 2020
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham

Friendly and engaged well with our daughter and talked through things we could do at home.

March 2020
Lewes and Wealden

Professional service, friendly, punctual, experienced, gave lots of praise, was informative.

February 2020
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

Excellent friendly approach. Well prepared appropriate resources to develop child's learning.

February 2020
Lewes and Wealden

Early Signing Course - It was a great course and it means I can communicate more and know her needs more. For example if she wants food.

February 2020
Lewes and Wealden

Excellent preparation and tailored content to each session (staff name) gave it 100/100. We've been emailed some of the key resources so can reproduce at home which is great.

December 2019
Lewes and Wealden

The personal approach on developing a good working relationship with the student. Student is makeing good progress since attending the sessions, showing a better understanding of sequencing events.

December 2019
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham

Every meeting has been a learning experience, the child was happy to engage and (staff name) was really good with the child. I really like it when they provide helpful resources so that we can encourage the children.

July 2019
Lewes and Wealden

The sessions are run so well and my child enjoys coming and has lots of fun while still learning.

July 2019
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

Very helpful and supportive, with regular sessions and materials.

July 2019
Lewes and Wealden

The support our child has received has been very good and professional and is really supporting ourselves and our son.

July 2019
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother"

Speech and Language is excellent because it helped my daughter to recognise and say words she couldn't before as well as helped boost her confidence.

July 2019
Lewes and Wealden

The support was really helpful and problem focused.

June 2019
Eastbourne the Havens, Polgate Hailsham"

Fabulous service and regular sessions. Very useful advice given to me personally. Lots of ideas given for my future sessions.

June 2019
Eastbourne the Havens, Polgate Hailsham

Good 1 to 1 engagement and advice from professional. Do not feel rushed and we feel listened to.

February 2019
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham

Problems were listened to carefully and perfectly tailored support given.

February 2019
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham"

Incredibly helpful and friendly.

January 2019
Lewes and Wealden

The service has been very helpful and made my son very comfortable. (Parent/Carer)

January 2019
Eastbourne, The Havens, Polegate, Hailsham

Friendly efficient service. (Parent/Carer)

January 2019
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother

It was very professional and the therapist was excellent in her care and response. (Parent/Carer)

January 2019
Lewes and Wealden

Very professional, detailed and skilled staff. My daughter has made some excellent progress which has built her confidence which is invaluable. (Parent/Carer)

January 2019
Lewes and Wealden

Gave me some very useful information and helped me understand more about selective mutism. Made me feel very comfortable and the staff are nice and welcoming. (Parent/Carer)

January 2019
Hastings, Bexhill and Rother"

Lots of fun games. You help me with my talking. (Child/Young Person)

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.