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NHS NELFT - Children's Occupational Therapy Team

The children’s occupational therapy service helps children with disabilities and difficulties participate as fully as possible in their everyday activities.

Occupational therapists focus on the abilities needed for school, play and self care skills such as; holding pencil, feeding themselves or using a scooter. The occupational therapy service provides assessment, advice and therapy to develop a child’s daily life skills. The team support children with a range of conditions through assessment advice and therapy.

They see children at school home, in specialist clinics and in community settings. Primarily the service works with children aged 11 and under. However children aged 12 and over who have a newly acquired or terminal condition can be supported through this service. The service also provides a monthly hand splinting clinic for children aged 0-19 years.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Occupational Therapy Team
020 8430 7960

Where to go

The Wood Street health Centre
E17 3LA

Public Transport : Mainline train station - Wood Street Bus numbers W16 and 230

Other Information


Free NHS Service


Referral Details

Referrals are accepted from parents/guardians and professionals in health, education or social care. A Specialist Children's service referral form must be completed (accompanied by a completed Common Assessment Framework(CAF) assessment where appropriate) and signed consent from parent/guardian to share information must be provided.

Local Offer


Children up to 11 years old, with a functional concern. Functional concerns include age inappropriate difficulties; using cutlery; dressing; riding a bike; participating in PE lessons; hand dexterity, for example building Lego or using scissors. Children aged 12 and over with a terminal condition/ newly acquired condition/ in need of a hand splint The primary reason for referral is for an occupational therapy assessment, therapy, programme and advice.

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