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Occupational therapy (community) referrals

How to refer

Please download and complete a referral form:

Who can refer

  • any professional or agency that has carried out an assessment of the child and is in a position to provide sufficient information to meet the referral criteria
  • parents / carers can self-refer if they have previously been known to the service.

Referral criteria

The child must be registered with a GP in Southwark or Lambeth.

For children who do not have a Southwark or Lambeth GP, but attend a Southwark or Lambeth local authority school: the child should be referred to their local occupational therapy (OT) service (where their GP is) for assessment. Following this assessment, we may provide a limited service to strategies identified into the child’s school

Should the child be registered with a Southwark or Lambeth GP, but attend school out of borough, we will provide the initial assessment (clinic-based), strategies and advice for school and input into the home or treatment at our clinic only. We will not provide direct input into school.

Should the child’s home needs be purely equipment or home adaptations, they should be referred to the relevant social services occupational therapy team.

Age: 0-16 years (16-19 years if still in full time education).

Local authority occupational therapy contacts

Lambeth social services occupational therapy

Olive Morris House
18 Brixton Hill
London SW2 1RL

Tel: 020 7926 0580
Email: occupationaltherapy@lambeth.gov.uk

Southwark social services occupational therapy

Access and information team
Health and community care
Occupational therapy service
PO Box 70063
London SE15 9EJ

Tel: 020 7525 1558
Email: ot.helpdesk@southwark.gov.uk

Referral contacts

Lambeth referrals

Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health
Wooden Spoon House
Dugard Way
London  SE11 4TH 

Tel: 020 3049 8181

Email: gst-tr.evelinacommunityreferrals@nhs.net

Southwark referrals

Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Development Centre
27 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH

Tel: 020 3049 8181

Email: gst-tr.evelinacommunityreferrals@nhs.net

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