Children's Occupational Therapy Service Greenwich


We are having to alter some of our services in response to the demands that Coronavirus is creating. This means that we may have less staff and will be unable to continue to provide services in the way we usually do. Therefore, we may need to do the following:

  • We may carry out consultations via phone or video call
  • The frequency of our visits for your care might be reduced
  • If the care you receive is not essential, it might be stopped for the time being.

We will speak with you about any new arrangements we need to put in place. We will inform any other people involved in your care of any changes made. 

If you need to contact us, please call 0208 836 8621.

We would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time. 

The Children’s Occupational Therapy Team provides specialist care and support for children aged 0-19 years who experience difficulties carrying out everyday tasks, gain maximum independence in their daily play, leisure and school activities.

The service offers individual assessment, promotes social inclusion and maximises the child’s ability to reach their full potential in all areas of their daily activities.

Occupational Therapy enables children and young people to participate as fully as possible in activities as part of their daily lives. OTs work with children and young people who have difficulties or a disability which impacts upon their daily participation in activities. Occupational Therapists (OT's) help children and young people to carry out activities they need or want to do in areas of self-care, school work and play. If a child or young person has learning, sensory or physical difficulties, their ability to grow, learn, socialise and play can be compromised.

The service supports young adults up to 25 years when they have an Education, Health and Care Plan in place.

How to access this service

Greenwich Children's Occupational Therapy Service has an open access policy for children under 5 which includes self referral via our drop in assessment and clinic sessions. Download the integrated therapies timetable to find out the location, dates and times of these clinics. To be eligible you will need to have a Greenwich GP.

Please be aware, that because the drop in sessions offer a screening/assessment, there is a limited number of children a therapist can see (6 in any one clinic session). If the slots are full, the team will advise you on alternative sessions.

Some conditions may still need a referral, for more information please see Accessing Early Years (under 5's) Service.

For older children (5 and over), you may self refer, using this referral form. Please return the form by post, email or fax to our SPA Team.

Oxleas Patient Experience survey

The Oxleas Patient Experience survey gives you the opportunity to feedback on the care and treatment you have received. We also encourage your friends, family and carers to also provide feedback. Hearing your views gives us a better understanding of the needs of our patients, families and carers which helps us to make sure that we are providing a good standard of care. 

The short survey only takes a few minutes to complete and you can provide a written comment explaining what you think is working well and what is not. The Patient Experience team will collect the results of the surveys and these are shared with the relevant departments and management teams. This helps us to shape our services to continually improve the quality of the care and treatment we provide.



  • Community health services (children)

Services provided

  • Occupational therapy

Related Information

Public phone number:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5pm
Please call our Single Point of Access (SPA) team on 020 8836 8621

Fax number:

020 8319 3336

Email address: