REACH service


We provide rehabilitation for children and young people aged between 6 months and 16 years with, or at risk of, hemiplegia (movement difficulties of one side of the body) where their hand or arm movement impacts what they need or would like to do in their daily life activities.This might be due to cerebral palsy, or an acquired brain injury (such as stroke).

Children and young people who live in the southern boroughs of London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex are eligible for a consultation and advice appointment only, or for consideration of an intensive rehabilitation programme.

For children and young people outside of these areas we can offer one-off consultation and advice appointments, which we encourage local therapists to attend.

What we offer

We offer specialist assessment, consultation and advice about what rehabilitation approaches may be best for your child. You may need only one appointment with us.

We also offer intensive, research-evidenced rehabilitation programmes focussed in particular on how a child or young person uses their arms and hands in daily life. These are usually 6-week programmes. Appointments are a combination of some face-to-face sessions at the hospital and virtual sessions. Usually, you will have weekly appointments with the REACH team and weekly appointments with your local therapist, and other sessions led by you or your child at home. The programme delivers education and support for family members to help them carry out the therapy.

Watch a film about our Evelina London REACH service

We've made a short film, with the generous help of children, parents and care givers who have taken part in our therapy programmes, to introduce you to the work we do.

Local therapists are welcome to attend any of our appointments

Their participation is key to offering these programmes. We have made a short film for local therapists explaining more about working in partnership with us.

Contact us


Phone: 07717 680883