Set within a tranquil environment, with plenty of recreational areas and gardens, The Vines, located in East Sussex, provides person-centred neurorehabilitation for adults with an acquired brain injury (ABI), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or progressive neurological conditions (PNCs).
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:
- Food shopping
- Personal hygiene
We also take our residents out into the community to further develop their social skills.
The Vines is an outcome-based service and we work within the UK ROC based guidelines to ensure we provide evidence-based care.
Focus on Safety
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. Click here to read more.
An environment supporting recovery
There is 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 art, crafts and games.
There is also a kitchen for use by the people we support, and our ‘family room’ provides overnight stay facilities for relatives. The service also has 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 patients 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 and also Headway which has a wide range of facilities including a:
- Arts and crafts room
- Games centre
Enquiries and Referrals
For further information on Priory services offered to the NHS, or to make a referral, please call our dedicated 24/7 customer service centre on 0800 090 1356. Alternatively, click here to submit an enquiry form
Priory is ready to take emergency placements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for adult acute mental health, adult eating disorders, CAMHS and PICU. To make a referral please call us on