Occupational Therapy

What does it do?

Services available include:

  • practice with day-to-day tasks, such as dressing and cooking, for older people preparing to return home after a stay in hospital
  • loaning you a special piece of equipment such as a walking aid
  • advising on and arranging adaptations to make your home safer and easier to live in
  • providing advice
  • referring you to other services such as rehabilitation

Who it is for?

People regaining independence after an illness or accident.

Where it is available?

Local service (Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Wealden, Rother).

How to access or apply for it:

A referral to the occupational therapy team can be made by you, a friend or relative, a voluntary organisation, or other health professionals such as your GP or district nurse.

Phone: 0345 60 80 191

What to expect then:

Before we can arrange services for you, your needs will be assessed. Our occupational therapy teams carry this out with you. They will discuss your needs and how you manage daily living tasks at home.


Info last updated:

St Mary's House, 52 St Leonard's Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3UU