Junior Amputee Football with Albion In The Community

junior amputee football - SussexAlbion In The Community have organised football sessions for junior amputee players aged between 5 and 16 years old.

Sessions are open to all players with a congenital limb deficiency
or amputation (upper or lower limb).

The next sessions are on 29 July and 19 August and they are being held at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, 60 Mash Barn Lane, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 9FP.

To book a place, please contact the Albion In The Community disability team
Phone: 01273 668590, email: disability@albioninthecommunity.org.uk or visit: http://www.albioninthecommunity.org.uk

You can download a copy of the information poster here

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Prosthetic, Orthotic and Technical Services at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Press Release

Prosthetic, Orthotic and Technical Services at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Blatchford is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract for provision of prosthetic, orthotic and technical services on behalf of  Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.  Awarded for five years, the contract starts in April 2017.

The Trust provides a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 9,000 people a day, helping them to plan and manage their health, preventing avoidable admissions and minimising hospital stays.

The out-patient prosthetic service is based at Sussex Rehabilitation Centre, Brighton General Hospital, and provides a limb service to people suffering with congenital losss or loss from disease or accidents.  It additionally offers pain management, wound healing and health screening services to help prevent further limb loss, while also offering maintenance and repair of artificial limbs. The clinic provides an orthotic service for patients suffering from neurological impairment, or those with other joint or limb conditions.

In providing the service Blatchford will complement the trust’s aims of giving people choice about their care and a high quality, safe, effective and compassionate service.

Mags Miller, Clinical Director for Blatchford commented, ‘The Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust contract is an exciting opportunity to work with a new NHS provider trust and support an extremely experienced and established team in delivering their prosthetic and orthotic services.  We are focussed on  continuing to develop the service by the introduction of innovative designs and techniques, promoting choice and working closely with patients to deliver the service best suited to meeting their needs.’

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Sussex Cricket Foundation’s #DIScoverABILITY Day

Sussex Cricket Foundation discoverability day2017

Sussex Cricket Foundation are holding their annual #DIScoverABILITY Day on Wednesday 10th May 2017.

The emphasis is on inclusion and the activities available around the ground cater for any age or ability. The event will be held at the Sussex Cricket Club ground in Eaton Road , Hove.

If you are interested in attending you should register with CVent by 5th May.



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Children’s Easter Party 12 April 2017

Coasting Together and Sussex Rehabilitation Centre are pleased to announce they are putting on a children’s Easter Party for all young users of the Sussex Rehab Centre.

The party will start at 10am on Wednesday 12 April. See attached poster for full programme including children’s entertainer Marky Wild.

Marky Wild - children's entertainer

If you are planning to attend and have not already done so please contact Marcia Eason at Sussex Rehab Centre, either by email at marcia.eason@nhs.net or by phone on 01273 242164 confirming how many will be attending.

Coasting Together Easter Programme


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NHS giving children sports prostheses to help them get active

Sussex Rehab Centre - Ben and Clare Johnson - runing blade

In case you missed it a few weeks ago Ben, one of our young Sussex Rehab Centre users and his prosthetist Clare Johnson were on a number of online news channels as well as appearing on UK and foreign tv channels. Children who have either been born without a limb or who have lost a limb are being given new running and swimming blades from the NHS and Ben is one of the first to benefit from the new scheme.

Here is a short extract from the Department of Health article and a link to the full article.

Ben, 13, from Brighton, has just been fitted for his new running blade and has enjoyed using his new blade to play football and run.

Ben’s mother, Kate Moore, said:

“We’re really pleased Ben has been fitted with a new running blade. After watching the success of Team GB last year, this blade means Ben can develop his interest in sport and could become part of the next generation of Team GB. We hope more children and young people like Benjamin will be able to benefit too.”

If you wish to read more about Ben and his new running blade there is another good article on the BBC website which you can access by clicking this link.



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Wheelchair Sports Festival – Portsmouth and Southampton

There is a Wheelchair Festival coming up in Southampton and Portsmouth for people aged 18+ interested in taking up wheelchair sports.

Details as per poster below


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Wheelchair Cricket Sessions

Sussex Cricket Foundation are running 5 wheelchair cricket sessions starting 15 September.

The sessions are free and are being held at Collyer’s Sports Hall, Hurst Road, Horsham RH12 2EJ.

If you are interested in attending please contact Peter Gossage by email at peter.gossage@sussexcricket.co.uk

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