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Live & Love it - Children and Family - Occupational Therapy

Offering services to:
  • Parents
  • Children 0-5
  • Young parents
  • Looked after children
  • Secondary school aged children
  • Young carers
  • Primary school aged children
  • Young people 16-18
  • Families

Live & Live it is a Husband and Wife Founded, Private Children’s Occupational Therapy Service in Horsham.

Stewart and Ashleigh identified a need for more services for children and families whilst working as play workers for children. Ashleigh went on to train as an Occupational Therapist qualifying in 2013 and subsequently worked in school and in a private practice.

Live & Love it was founded in 2017 to support children and families to Live their Life and Love it too. Therapy goals are guided by the family and therapy session are designed to ensure children and families have fun whilst they are developing new skills!

The Person, Environment, and Occupation model guides our practice.

During the assessment phase, we consider how all of these aspects support and pose barriers to children and families participating and finding fulfillment in their daily occupations (activities). 

Person – What strengths and needs does the child and family currently have within their skill set?

Environment – How do the environments that the child and family access (home, school, community) positively or negatively impact on the families ability to engage in activities within it?

Occupation – How does the type of activity or way it is presented support or impact upon the child and families ability to participate in it?


Live & Love it supports children and young people up to the age of 18 years.

We can support if a child is having difficulty in any of the following areas:

  • Self-Care
    • Self-Regulation
    • Self Esteem
    • Dressing; putting clothes on, zips, buttons, shoelaces
    • Brushing teeth
    • Using cutlery
    • Participating in family mealtimes
    • Eating a range of age-appropriate foods
    • Toileting
    • Opening packages in a lunch box
    • Bathing / showering
    • Hair brushing / hair washing
    • Nail cutting
    Productivity (School skills)
    • Handwriting (pencil grip, letter formation, sizing and spacing etc.)
    • Scissors skills
    • Reading (e.g. trouble keeping their place on the page, missing lines or fatigue)
    • Attention and concentration
    • Sitting correctly on a chair in class
    • Participating in PE lessons
    • Organising resources on their desk or in their bag
     Play and Leisure
    • Using playground equipment; slides, swings, climbing frames, monkey bars and roundabouts
    • Ball skills; throwing, catching and football
    • Socialising appropriately with peers
    • Participating age appropriately in extra-curricular activities; gymnastics, dance, judo, swimming, cubs, brownies, science, choir, animation and story-telling etc.
    • Accessing the community
    • Amusing themselves in play without adult support
    • Activating cause and effect toys
    • Willingness to engage in messy play

Contact us today for a free consultation

We always have time to speak to parents, grandparents, school staff, social workers or anyone else who cares for a child they feel may benefit from additional support.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Ashleigh Dick
Contact Position
Director and Occupational Therapist
01403851200 01403851200
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Where to go

Live & Love it
Unit 20 Graylands Estate
Langhurstwood Road
West Sussex

RH12 4QD

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 There is free parking available onsite for clients.


Referral Details

 Referrals can be made by parents, guardians, social workers and other therapy providers.


Offering services to:
  • Parents
  • Children 0-5
  • Young parents
  • Looked after children
  • Secondary school aged children
  • Young carers
  • Primary school aged children
  • Young people 16-18
  • Families


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Last Updated: 17 March 2023

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