Working in partnership with you: supporting children and young people to participate in what they need and want to do.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Health England has made the decision to stop routine and non-urgent appointments. This is so that NHS staff and resources can be redirected to support patients with high risk conditions and urgent care needs, as well as to ensure that social distancing is adhered to.
Local SEND Health Services have been working with colleagues in the Local Authority and other sectors to ensure that there continues to be support for children, young people and families at this difficult time. Health colleagues have worked with others to collate and develop helpful resources.
During this time we understand that families and young people may want to contact services. If you have any queries or want advice in relation to your child’s condition you can contact the Children’s Complex Care and Speech and Language Therapy Administration Hub on 020 7266 8777. This phone line will be open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week during the current situation.
You can call this number if you want to get in touch with any of the following services:
- Woodfield road Child Development Service including Psychology
- CLCH Children's Community Nursing
- CLCH Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics
- CLCH Occupational therapy
- CLCH Speech and Language therapy
- Imperial Children's Physiotherapy
Some of these services, such as Children's Community Nursing will continue to see children when a face to face contact is essential. However, if you have not been contacted by the service directly we recommend that you call the number above to discuss further.
At this time these services are still accepting new referrals, however you are likely to have to wait until normal service resumes before you get seen by the service. If you have any questions about this please contact the number above for further information.
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.
- Adrienne McGhie (Team Lead)
- Andrew Bates
- Bhrita Chauhan
- Christopher Colborne
- Claire Stratton
- Danielle Rabin
- Feyza Alcicek
- Gemma Garvey
- Hannah Carver
- Natasha Stone
- Nicole Trainor
- Paula Godfrey
- Ruth Blackwell
- Sasha Smerin
- Stef Tribe
Children and Young People's Occupational therapy (CYPOT) works across Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster. The team is currently based at:
The Medical Centre
Where to send the referrals:
- Participation in school life
CYPOT works closely with schools and nursries in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham.
Occupational Therapy provision is not dependent upon whether a child or young person has an EHCP.
In North Kensington and Chelsea, CYPOT support 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.
Special Educational Needs Department (SEND) local offer websites:
CYPOT are able to offer home visits where appropriate to meet the needs of a child or young person. For example to support parents/carers to implement strategies and programmes in the home environment.
Additional content and information
- Information about how occupational therapists work with children and young people can be found online.
- Royal College of Occupational Therapists (professional body)