The Chaseley Trust

The Chaseley Trust

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  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care

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The Chaseley Trust was established in 1945 by Dr Luttwig Guttmann to care for soldiers returning from the Second World War with spinal injuries.Dr Guttmann, who initiated the Stoke Mandeville Games, which would later become the Paralympic Games believed that injured soldiers should not be defined by their disabilities and deserved to live a full and active life.

The Chaseley trust, a registered charity (registeration number: 1090579) has an excellent 73 year track record of providing care and rehabilitation services for the well-being of veterans and their dependants and all adults over the age of 18 who have significant physical disabilities.

The 55 bed Charity, based on Eastbourne's sunshine coast specialises in long-term nursing, respite and day care for people with complex disabilties, such as Acquired Brain Injury, loss of limbs, spinal cord injury and degenerative neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease.


The multi-disciplinary approach to care and rehabilitation includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social and recreational activities ensuring that people have independance and control over their lives in order to live a full and active life. Additionally, facilities include a fully equipped on-site gym specifically for wheelchair users, that is open to people who are disabled and living in the community.



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