West Ham Lane Health Centre
84 West Ham Lane,
Stratford, London  E15 4PT


0208 586 6480

Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy Service for Children are now offering face to face appointments at West Ham Lane Health Centre and Joyce Campbell Clinic. Therapists will continue to wear PPE during clinic appointments. We will still be following guidance on social distancing and will ask that only one family member attends our clinic appointments. We will continue to take guidance from our Trust in order to continue to keep our families safe. We would like to thank you for your patience.

Who we are

We are a team of experienced Community Paediatric Occupational Therapists who support the children of Newham. We work closely with children, their families and other professionals like teachers.

We aim to empower children and families to be able to engage more purposefully in everyday tasks at home, school and their local community.

An Introduction to Occupational Therapy Service for Children

Our Commitment to Quality

"Occupational Therapy (OT) can help babies, infants, children and young people grow, learn, have fun, socialise and play so they can develop, thrive and reach their full potential" - Royal College of Occupational Therapy Website Link 

What we do?

Occupational Therapists see a range of children, including those with developmental delay, physical disabilities and children who have difficulties completing everyday tasks. We offer support to help children be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives.

We will work together with the child, their parents/carers, and their school to meet family-centred goals (goals which are set by the child, where possible, and their parents).

We can help with:

  • Development of Play
  • Activities of Daily Living: Dressing, School Activities, Personal Care Skills
  • Coordination and Fine Motor Skills
  • Upper Limb Splinting for chronic conditions
  • Postural Management (Static Seating for Home/School)

Following an assessment to identify needs, appropriate support is given which could be either advice, therapy sessions, group sessions, guidance to schools or working together with other relevant services to meet the child's needs.

Who do we see?

To be accepted to the Children’s Occupational Therapy Service, children need to be aged between 0 and 18 years, registered with a Newham GP and have difficulties completing their everyday tasks which parents/carers and school are unable to resolve without specialist OT input.

Before you refer to our team, it is recommended that you look at the some of the pages in the Resources section (see information above). These have been completed to provide advice around some of the common difficulties that the service sees, and you may find your solution here. 

We have an open referral system meaning anyone can refer, including young people and parents. If parents would like help completing a referral form, they can either discuss it with ourselves, see the child’s health visitor/school nurse, SENCo or GP. However, before referring please see our advice sheets in the resource section; these contain many useful bits of information and advice about common difficulties children experience in their everyday tasks.

Please return the completed referral form and any relevant reports to:

Intake Team
West Ham Lane Health Centre
84 West Ham Lane
E15 4PT

Referrals can be emailed to

Child Development Service and Therapies Referral Form

You can phone us on: 0208 586 6480

Or you can e-mail us at:

We are based at West Ham Lane Health Centre, but clinics are also held at Appleby Health Centre and Joyce Campbell Clinic.

Children may also be seen in their school or at home when required.

84 West Ham Lane, London E15 4PT

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Meet the team?

A Message from The Newham Occupational Therapy Service for Children Team

"Occupational Therapy Team"

Sometimes we have students who come on placement with us; the child and their parents will be asked permission if they can join the session.

I want some equipment or adaptations at home
Some people need to have some equipment or adaptations (like a ramp) fitted in their home to help them complete their everyday activities. For this service you need to get in touch with the Social Services Occupational Therapy Team.

Their address is:
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU
They can be contacted by telephone on: 020 8430 2000 (Please Select Option 2)
You can visit their website

You can request an assessment using their online form
Or you can e-mail them at:

Compliments or Complaints
If you would like to provide feedback in relation to your experience with our service, or an individual Occupational Therapist, you can do so by completing this short survey

If you would like to complain about the service, you can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS):


Phone: 0800 0131 223

SCYPS Website Information Page 

Twitter Link



Newham specific:

  • Covid19 Parent Information Leaflet
  • Local offer: Provides information about all services available for children with special educational needs in Newham.
  • Triple P: Free parenting programmes, workshops and classes designed to meet the needs of residents in Newham, including a specific workshop (stepping stones) for parents of children with additional needs.
  • Enabled Living Healthcare: The service that provides community equipment and wheelchairs for those in Newham.