Working in partnership with you: supporting children and young people to participate in what they need and want to do.

CYPOT mission statement

We are a client-centred, Occupational Therapy service for children and young people.  We promote engagement, performance and independence in meaningful, daily activities.  We work together with families, schools and other services to achieve shared goals.​

Meet the team

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Our team:

  • Adrienne McGhie (Occupational Therapist: Team Lead CYPOT)
  • Breanna Andrews (Occupational Therapist: North Kensington, Chelsea and North Westminster)
  • Caroline Setterington (Occupational Therapist: Kensington and Chelsea and North Westminster Mainstream Schools)
  • Christopher Colborne (Occupational Therapist: Hammersmith CCDS, QEII school and Upper limb management clinic)
  • Claire Stratton (Occupational Therapist: Hammersmith Mainstream Schools)
  • Emer Broderick (Occupational Therapist: CCDS clinic Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham)
  • Feyza Alcicek (Occupational Therapist: Hammersmith and North Westminster Mainstream schools and CCDS Clinic)
  • Gemma Garvey (Occupational Therapist: Hammersmith and South Westminster CCDS Clinic)
  • Hannah Carver (Occupational Therapy Assistant: Jack Tizard School)
  • Kate Harding (Rotational Occupational therapist: Fulham Mainstream Schools)
  • Kerry Engelbrecht (Occupational therapist: College Park School, CCDS clinic and South Westminster schools)
  • Leah Mauck (Occupational therapist: Kensington and Chelsea Schools and CCDS Clinic)
  • Paula Godfrey (Occupational Therapist: North Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster and South Kensington clinic)
  • Ruth Blackwell (Occupational Therapist: North Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster)
  • Sally Ledgister (Team Administrator)
  • Sasha Smerin (Occupational therapist South Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham clinic; QEII school)

Who we see

Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy (CYPOT) works collaboratively with children, their families and school communities to enable children to achieve their potential within their occupations at school, home, and the wider community.
This may include access to and participation in school routines, participating in self-care, play and leisure tasks, and accessing community places. CYPOT works closely with the multi-disciplinary team, as well as wider health, education and social care services.

The CYPOT service is available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 17.00pm.

Borough specific differences in services provided

In North Kensington and Chelsea, CYPOT supports the Special Educational Needs (SEN) of children with occupational therapy provision stated on their education health and care plan.

In Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, and South Kensington and Chelsea this is provided by the corresponding SEN services.

Referral information

An initial referral can be made by any involved health, education, or social care professional. Referrals are not accepted directly from the local borough SEN department.
If a child or young person has been discharged from CYPOT, parents may re-refer their child up to one year after discharge.
Phone: 0208 102 4008

External referrals:

Where to send the referrals:

Att: Sally Ledgister
CYPOT administrator                                    
The Medical Centre                                                      
7e Woodfield Road
W9 3XZ

Inclusion and exclusion criteria


The child must have a GP within:
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Westminster
Children in North Kensington and Chelsea who have occupational therapy stated on their Education Health and Care Plan, who are also resident and attend school in North Kensington and Chelsea.


  • GPs outside the boroughs listed above
  • Young people aged over 18 in mainstream schools or over 19 in specialist schools

Further information

CYPOT services from Woodfield Road Medical Centre work with the child development service across North Kensington and Chelsea and North Westminster.
CYPOT services from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing work with the Cheyne child development service across Hammersmith & Fulham, South Kensington and Chelsea and South Westminster.
Please follow the below links to the local offer website to find out more about your NHS community based CYPOT services across Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.

Special Educational Needs Department (SEND) local offer websites:

Special education occupational therapy services:

Hammersmith & Fulham
Contact: Jess Davies, Mary McCarthy, Ellie Lawley and Megan Morphurgo
Occupational Therapy Special Educational Needs Service
Hammersmith & Fulham Education
Queensmill School
1 Askham Road
W12 0NW
Phone: 020 8222 6040
South Kensington and Chelsea
Contact: Deirdre Murphy
Occupational Therapy Special Educational Needs Service
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton St
W8 7NX
Phone: 020 7361 3000
Contact: Catarina Pinto
Westminster Training & Outreach Team

QEII Jubilee School
Kennet Road
W9 3LG

Phone: 07944 452653

Additional content and information

Other websites you may find useful to help children and young people to learn through play:

Therapy fun zone is a website set up by an occupational therapist to share activity ideas, and encourage you to share yours in order to keep the creativity stimulated if you are helping your child to develop their skills.
Therapy Street for Kids and OT Plan are both good websites for getting more ideas for activities you and your OT are working towards.
Help with specific every day difficulties children are having.
ERIC is a site to improve the quality of life of children, young people and their families in the UK who suffer from the consequences of wetting and soiling difficulties, to help them manage or overcome these problems.

Groups and extra-curricular activities for children and young adults

Sport and physical activity opportunities that have a positive impact on disabled people's lives:

Groups supporting parents and families with children with disabilities


Locations and opening hours

Cheyne Child Development Service (Doughty House)

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
SW10 9NH

Phone: 0208 102 4008

2 Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing

1st Floor Cranston Court
56 Bloemfontein Road
W12 7FG

Phone: 0208 102 4008

3 The Medical Centre

7e Woodfield Road
W9 3XZ

Phone: 0208 102 4008