Shinewater Court is a purpose built centre in Eastbourne, East Sussex, that provides accommodation and support for people with complex and high dependency needs, giving independence and lifestyle choices for adults with physical disabilities. It forms part of the nationwide network of support services provided by The Disabilities Trust.

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Shinewater Court supports people with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and arthritis, multiple sclerosis and disabilities resulting from accidents or a stroke. As well as providing physical care, it is committed to ensuring that people have control over their lives and are treated with dignity and respect at all times. There are three wheelchair accessible vehicles and access to local taxis, trains and buses.

ConnectAbility Hub

An exciting new ConnectAbility Hub opened in October 2017, at Shinewater Court where you can try specialist assistive and communications technology and get advice in a safe and friendly environment. This is a free service open to anyone with a disability

Find out more about our ConnectAbility Appeal to raise funds for life changing technology that gives disabled people more independence.

In addition to the main residential accommodation, there are 13 sheltered flats, which offer a greater level of independence and support for those service users who eventually wish to move to their own home in the community. All rooms have an intercom system. Meals are available in the main dining room, with a wide choice of menus and special diets. There is a bar which is often used for parties and discos, to which service users invite friends and family. Digital television is available in all rooms and also in the communal lounge.

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