The Royal College of Nursing has announced that industrial action will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. We'll contact you if your care or your child's care is affected. Ambulance workers are planning strike action on Friday 10 February. Learn more.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this February. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Occuptional therapy (community) leaflets and resources

About community occupational therapy

The 'Your child's community occupational therapy' leaflet (PDF 291Kb) provides information on how our community occupational therapists can help children and young people with practical skill difficulties gain independence and enjoyment from everyday life.

The leaflet covers:

  • what community occupational therapy is
  • different types of clinics and treatments
  • how get an appointment
  • what to expect from an appointment.
The cover of the preschool pack produced by our occupational health team

Pre-school age resource pack

Download our pre-school-age resource pack (PDF 454Kb). 

This pack provides ideas on how to address the most common difficulties that we receive referrals for, and explains our referral criteria.

This pack covers:

  • developing through play
  • attention strategies
  • fussy feeders
  • getting dressed
  • bottom wiping
  • beginning to use cutlery
  • pre-writing skills
  • starting out with scissors
  • ball skills
The cover of the school pack produced by our occupational health team

School-age resource pack

Our school-age resource pack (PDF 779Kb) offers advice to school staff and parents to help manage children's early difficulties at school:

The pack covers:

  • postural control
  • gross motor co-ordination
  • eye-hand co-ordination
  • bilateral co-ordination
  • visual perception
  • visual tracking
  • fine motor skills
  • letter formation
  • messy handwriting
  • word spacing
  • slow handwriting
  • scissor skills
  • dressing
  • ball skills
  • attention strategies
  • sensory snacks
  • self esteem.