27/31 Cobham Road
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Welcome to Uplands Rehabilitation Centre

Short Stay Intensive Rehabilitation - Enabling Independent Living

Uplands Rehabilitation Centre (URC) is a physical rehabilitation centre with over 30 years' experience of providing high quality physical rehabilitation and cognitive rehabilitation therapy for the Essex community.

To achieve wellbeing after injury or illness, a person needs not only to restore their previous positive routines and habits, but they need both physical rehab and functional rehab to adapt to, and overcome the long-term effects of their disability.

URC is a 17 bedded unit with state-of-the-art facilities incorporated into three beautiful period houses in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex. With all the accessibility and facilities of a hospital ward set in a homely environment, rooms can quickly become a person’s individual space regardless of the complexity of their needs.

Room sizes have been purposely kept spacious to allow ease of access and to enable the space to be flexible for each individual and their bespoke rehabilitation package.

The number of residents has been kept low to enable each person to receive a bespoke therapy rehabilitation package and to feel they are being treated as an individual in their own right as well as being part of the small rehabilitation community within the unit.

URC has managed to combine the aspects of hospital and home to create the best rehabilitative and therapy environment, however, the real key to its consistent success is its highly skilled and specialist therapy team that includes:

  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine

The therapist’s role is to support the rehabilitation facilitators with establishing the best way to achieve body rehabilitation for daily function in order to provide therapeutic input and therapy rehabilitation to address the root cause of an impairment.

Through this multidisciplinary approach the person will receive a bespoke physical rehabilitation and therapy intervention package that will allow them to regain personal skills lost as a result of the injury or illness, return to positive daily routines and achieve personal goals that will increase a sense of wellbeing and value before returning to their chosen destination on discharge.

You are welcome to drop in to Uplands Care Centre when you wish or make an appointment to see our home manager personally. By contacting the Home Manager, you will receive professional guidance and advice on a wide range of care issues and how the services we offer will meet your requirements. For further assistance and enquiries about our services please call us on 01702 352752 or email info@uplandscarecentre.com

We Promote Independence

We believe it’s extremely important to promote independence and understand that all of our residents should be treated as individuals so each member has a plan of care designed around their requirements and preferences, granting them choice in aspects of their daily routine. We also welcome regular visits from family and friends

Assisted Living Support

We understand how difficult it is when someone can no longer live in their own home. We strive to enable people to keep their own routines, lifestyles and interests. Making sure our residents enjoy their life in a way that they prefer.

We Support And Encourage

At Uplands Care Centre we treat people with dignity and respect. We ensure that people have as much control over their own lives as possible. Our work is shaped by the people we support, rather than the other way around. We support and encourage, but never impose. In particular, we work hard to safeguard people from abuse.

Enabling Independent Living in Southend-on-Sea

Innovative and Unique Service

Uplands Rehabilitation Centre in Westcliff-on-Sea is an innovative and unique 17 bed service providing short stay therapy led rehabilitation and re-enablement services to people following events such as Strokes, Accidents, Acquired Brain Injuries or Orthopaedic problems.

The centre provides comprehensive assessment, rehabilitation and therapy services for male and female adults and throughout their stay with us, our patients are encouraged to make individual choices about all aspects of life at the centre and to be as independent as possible. The centre employs a physiotherapist, occupational health therapist, speech and language therapist and psychotherapist.

We can help care for people in the following areas:

We Care For:


We treat Chronic Painful Conditions, Sports Injuries, Whiplash Injuries, Mechanical Low back and Neck Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Preand Post-operative Rehabilitation, Shoulder pain/frozen shoulder, Repetitive strain injuries, Sports Massage, Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy …Read More…

Stroke Rehabilitation

Uplands Rehabilitation Centre is a specialist stroke nursing home for stroke management and rehabilitation and provides an intensive programme for stroke patients covering stroke care and rehabilitation, physiotherapy, mini strokes and TIA’s, neuropsychology.  …Read More…

Neurological Rehabilitation

Uplands Rehabilitation Centre is a neuro rehab centre able to take individuals who require complex multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation and neurological therapy. …Read More…

Pre and Post-operative Joints Replacements Rehabilitation

Post-operative care can trace its origins in convalescence type care but involves so much more care and support. Often individuals are discharged from hospital but are not yet fully independent to look after themselves at home and would benefit from after operation care. …Read More…

They work Relentlessly

Our Senior Management Team

Sharon Bales General Manager
Sharon Bales Registered Manager
Kerry Soka Deputy Manager and Clinical Lead

Mrs Kerry Soka is the Deputy Manager / Clinical Lead with primary responsibility for ensuring safe admissions into and discharges from Uplands. Kerry personally undertakes all pre-admission assessments and remains each patient’s primary point of contact throughout the duration of their placement – co-ordinating their care and therapy interventions. Kerry oversees safe discharge planning with the assistance of the resident Occupational Therapist and dedicated Social Worker.

Short Stay Intensive Rehabilitation

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Each of our residents has a rehabilitation programme, which is formally reviewed on a weekly basis and where appropriate, decisions are made using the metrics derived from tools such as the Barthel Scale and GAS Scoring amongst others.

Uplands will generally only provide a short term placement for people who have an expected functional rehabilitation outcome.





Patients discharged completely independent without any package of care

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