Coffee Morning

coffee-720x388Coasting Together are holding a coffee morning at Sussex Rehabilitation Centre on Monday 9th April.

It will be a good opportunity for any users of the Rehab Centre to speak to members of Coasting Together and find out more about the group’s activities.

As well as being a good chance to find our more about the group there will be biscuits too!

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Orthotics Service at Sussex Rehab Centre

Ankle Foot Orthosis leaflet coverAs well as providing specialist services for amputees and wheelchair users the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre in Brighton also has an orthotics department.

Following referral from a doctor, therapist or specialist nurse you will be assessed to see if an orthosis can help you. Sussex Rehabilitation Centre provides assessment, treatment and advice to people with neurological impairment, including Multiple Sclerosis, stoke, and traumatic brain injury.

For further information on orthotics follow this link to a range of patient advice leaflets produced by Blatchfords for NHS patients.

Patients who use the orthotics service at Sussex Rehabilitation Centre are,of course, very welcome to join Coasting Together, the user group for patients of Sussex Rehabilitation Centre.

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Wheelchair Service Leaflets

Please find below links to the 2 new Wheelchair Service information leaflets.

The wheelchair service is available to people in West Sussex and Brighton & Hove who have a permanent need for a wheelchair, whether for everyday use or for occasional outings. Initial referrals to the service are made through your GP or a suitably qualified health or social care professional. If you are already registered with the wheelchair service, you can re-refer yourself to the service at any time.

If you click on the images below a full PDF copy of the leaflet will open up in your browser.


young persons wheelchair leaflet photo

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Free Disability Sports Event 25 March 2018

Albion In The Community are running a drop-in sports trial event on 25 March 2018 at the University of Brighton’s Sports Center in Falmer.

There are sessions on disability football, Wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby

Details on the leaflet below as well as a map of the venue.

disability sports trial event

falmer sports Centre



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Christmas Lunch 2017

Coasting Together will be holding its Christmas Lunch at Bali Brasserie on Tuesday 5th December 2017.  As usual, we will hold our December committee meeting just prior to the lunch.

All Sussex Rehab Centre users and their friends, relatives and carers are welcome to join us. Further details are shown below on the attached poster.

Coasting Together Christmas lunch 2017


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NHS England Prosthetics Service Review

NHS England is responsible for planning and buying specialised services for people who need complex disability equipment. This includes all major upper and lower limb amputees and people with congenital limb deficiencies who have a potential to use prosthesis to help them mobilise or improve upper limb function.

They are currently reviewing a broad range of specialised services including prosthetics and working with patient groups and other key stakeholders over the next few months so that they can better understand how patients currently experience services, and where they feel care could be improved. As part of this process we had representatives from NHS England join us at our August meeting for a very useful discussion on this topic.

To ensure you receive regular updates about the prosthetics review directly, please sign up as a registered stakeholder for the Rehabilitation & Disability CRG (Clinical Reference Group).

You can do this directly at the NHS England website.

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Amputee Exercise Videos

In partnership with Sport England, LimbPower have produced a useful series of toolkit videos that focus on five main areas:

Introduction to Exercise & Warm Up
Dynamic Exercises
Circuit Training & Stretching
Agility, Balance & Coordination
Strength & Conditioning

The videos are available via the LimbPower website or their YouTube channel.

LimbPower exercise videos


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