Starjumpz Children’s Therapy Centre has moved to premises in Crowborough owned by the Tree of Hope charity.
The move from Tunbridge Wells to The Old Saw Mill at Ashdown Business Park, is also the start of a collaboration between the two organisations that will help make life changing treatments and therapies more accessible to sick and disabled children living locally and across the UK.
As one of Tree of Hope’s newly appointed affiliated centres, Starjumpz will be able to offer many of its pioneering services and therapies to the children supported by the Tree of Hope charity, many of whom suffer from conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Global Development Delay and Autism.
The Old Saw Mill offers 3,000 sq. ft. over three floors and has been converted into bespoke premises ideally suited to treating young people. This includes individual therapy rooms, as well as large, open-plan space on the first floor with state of the art facilities for active therapies such as Sensory Integration Therapy and Physiotherapy. There is also a spacious meeting room on the ground floor that will be used for group therapy and social communication as well as hosting pre-school groups, parent support groups, workshops and training for school SENCOS and health professionals. The building has been designed to allow easy wheelchair access.
Jo Brett, CEO of Starjumpz commented:
We are thrilled to have found both the ultimate home for our services together with the opportunity to work with Tree of Hope, a highly regarded and inspirational UK charity.
It brings to fruition our vision of providing a wider range of services, sharing expertise under one roof and becoming a ‘one stop’ destination for paediatric services. So many children are not being given early intervention, which is vital in helping them overcome challenges and fulfil their potential. Due to NHS cuts, private centres such as Starjumpz are more important than ever in supporting children and families with therapies, treatments and professional care they need. The vision and dedication we have for our work is aligned with that of Tree of Hope and by working with them to support with the funding of treatment, we will be able to offer help to many more children.
Tree of Hope’s CEO Gill Gibb said:
I’m so excited that Starjumpz sees the potential of moving into The Old Saw Mill as our tenants. Both organisations have passionate and hardworking teams, who are dedicated to helping young people with specialist needs and their families. Families who fundraise with Tree of Hope can also benefit from the high quality services offered by Starjumpz. We are all looking forward to exploring the different ways we can work together.
As well as top consultants, therapists and clinicians, Starjumpz offers pioneering treatments including the acclaimed Neurofeedback treatment that can help a variety of childhood problems that disrupt learning and development such as attention, anxiety, behavioural problems and sleeping. It is the only centre in the South East to offer Neurofeedback, in combination with other intensive therapies as well as the Qbcheck ADHD assessment.
Other cutting edge treatments available include Integrated Listening Systems and The Interactive Language Programme run by Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists.
Diagnostic assessment of Autism and ADHD, follow up paediatric therapy and medical care is included in the specialist services provided. Starjumpz is one of the very few places that offers Environmental Medicine, so vital in treating many of the underlying causes of health and neurodevelopmental difficulties especially in Autism.
Over the next few months, free drop in clinics will be offered with Dr Georgie Siggers, as well as a series of talks for parents and professionals. The centre will also be offering special programs for children and parents during school holidays. For more information, please visit www.starjumpz.com.