Occupational Therapy - children

The Ealing Children's Occupational Therapy Service is an integral part of the Ealing Service for children with Additional Needs (ESCAN)  which integrates different health, social care and educational services for children. 

About the service

The Ealing Children's Occupational Therapy Service is committed to ensure a child and their family are able to function in all aspects of their lives to their maximum potential: self-care (e.g. dressing to go out, eating a meal, using the toilet), productivity / educational attainment (e.g. playing for young children, attending school) and leisure / socialisation (e.g. playing with friends, participating in sports) etc.

Occupational Therapists provide advice and support to parents, carers and other professionals involved and work across a range of settings where different occupations occur (e.g. home, school, clinics etc.).  The unique contribution of Occupational Therapy includes:

  • Improving quality of life for children and families
  • Minimising barriers to activity participation
  • Reducing impact of disability
  • Promoting independence and self-management

Ealing Children's Occupational Therapy Service, Carmelita House, 21-22 The Mall, Ealing, London W5 2PJ

Telephone number:  020 8 825 8768 

Email: LNWH-tr.EalingPaedOT@nhs.net

Please see our service information leaflet for parents

Conditions we care for 

The team works with children and young people who experience functional difficulties participating in daily living activities because of illness, injury, developmental difficulties or neurodisability.

Children and young people with the following conditions may benefit from occupational therapy input:

  • Physical disabilities, e.g. cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy
  • Developmental delay and learning disabilities
  • Profound / multiple learning disabilities
  • Preterm and low birth weight babies
  • Sensory processing difficulty affecting functional participation
  • Developmental co-ordination disorders, e.g. Dyspraxia
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Where we provide your care

Our team work across Ealing in a range of locations to meet your child's needs, including in

  • Clinics at Carmelita House and different local health centres
  • Early years settings, e.g. children’s centres
  • Special schools
  • Mainstream schools
  • Additional resource provision (ARP) units within different mainstream schools
  • Child Development Team (CDT) within the Ealing Service For Children With Additional Needs (ESCAN) at Carmelita House
  • Children and young people discharged back to Ealing from other tertiary acute hospitals in London
  • Home-based intervention.


We accept referrals from parents, carers, or professionals as long as our referral form is completed and sent in with written consent from the child or young person's parent / guardian.

We will accept the referral if the child or young person:

  • has an Ealing GP
  • is aged 0-18 (unless they attend an Ealing special school where we provide a service, in which case we will take referrals up to the age of 19)
  • has a difficulty or difficulties participating in functional tasks in the areas of self-care, productivity, or leisure.

You can refer to us by sending in the completed referral form via our team email on LNWH-tr.EalingPaedOT@nhs.net or by post to the address above.


You can also access the team by telephone on 020 8825 8768.

Please see our service information leaflet for parents.

Contact us

If you have any questions about Ealing Community Partners or your care please call 

0300 12345 44

Ealing Community Partners: NHS, Ealing Council, voluntary & specialist providers working together to deliver health & social care for the people of Ealing  

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