Our children’s community therapy services team provide highly specialised physiotherapy and occupational therapy to children who have long-term disabilities and complex health needs.
We work to support the child and their family to reach their greatest physical potential. This includes giving support to schools, respite agencies, and other local community services that children and their families may use.
We see children aged 0 to 19 years who live within the boundaries of Newcastle city. We work closely with other professionals from health, education and social services.
Our services include:
- providing specialist assessments and treatment programmes for mobility and functional problems
- programmes may include respiratory, postural and orthotic (devices to aid movement) management. As well as specialist equipment and housing assessments
- specialist advice to other professional involved with your child.
Expert support and advice
Our team of skilled occupational therapists and physiotherapists provide help and support in a variety of places in the community. This can include
- Sports centres
- Clinics and other local facilities
We work with other organisations to help them provide child-centred, integrated and measured services to your child. The aim is always to help your child be included and have equal opportunities in their daily life.
For children with significant long-term disabilities, we also provide an equipment and adaptations occupational therapy assessment. This helps the local council to provide housing adaptations and equipment within a child’s home.
How to access our service
Children are referred to our services through a health professional involved in your child’s care, such as a GP, nurse or hospital doctor. Referrals can be made by the local council’s Early Education Additional Support Team for pre-school young children, or for housing assessments, a social worker from the Children with Disabilities Team (specific referral forms are available).
For more information about our service, please contact:
- Ms Jackie Young, Professional Lead
- Tel: 0191 282 3452