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The Vines

The Vines

Situated within a tranquil environment in Crowborough, East Sussex, The Vines provides person-centred neurorehabilitation for adults with an acquired brain injury (ABI), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or progressive neurological conditions (PNCs).

Our approach

The Vines is suitable for male and females over the age of 18, and has 17 single bedrooms, with well-equipped bathrooms. As a step-down service, we offer support for individuals who have had their initial rehabilitation in hospital services.

Our aim is to promote independence and help each resident back into the community. Our programme works towards enabling residents to take control of their lives and where possible, work towards a level of independence which fits with their confidence and aspirations. The skills we help to develop using step-by-step programmes include:

  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Food shopping
  • Personal hygiene

We also take our residents out into the community to further develop their social skills.

Our outcomes

The Vines is an outcome-based service and we work within the UK ROC based guidelines to ensure we provide evidence-based care.

An environment supporting recovery

Our absolute priority is to make sure we operate safe and effective services 24/7, and that all staff understand what is required of them to make that happen. We also offer a range of facilities at The Vines, including a communal lounge where individuals can socialise and a dining room where meals can be enjoyed together. A second ‘quiet’ lounge features a computer with internet access and a recreation room which features facilities for arts, crafts and games. There is also a kitchen for use by the people we support and a fully enclosed, large garden, which offers a tranquil environment and is well-used during the warmer months.

We have a daily activities programme based on individual interests and abilities. Our residents decide what they want to do based on their person-centred plan, as well as through the discovery of further hobbies and activities. This includes access to music therapy, pet therapy and also Headway, which has a wide range of facilities such as:

  • A gymnasium
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Games centre

The team

With support from a Psychologist and Occupational Therapist, the team at The Vines consists of:

  • Neuropsychologist
  • Psychology Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Registered Manager
  • Deputy Manager
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Support staff

All of our staff have mandatory and online training, as well as having or are working towards an NVQ level three in health and social care. We also have external relationships with a variety of providers including GPs, chiropodists and aromatherapists.

Referrals and admissions

The Vines provides support to people with the following profiles:

  • Male and females over the age of 18
  • With an ABI (including TBI) or PNCs
  • Requiring step-down care

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