Children’s Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapists provide assessment and advice for children and young people who need help with skills for everyday occupations such as :

Self Care – for example helping a child learn to use cutlery or dress themselves.  Assessment of the home environment which may include advice about improving access to the toilet or use of specialist equipment.

School work – for example being able to sit and access table top activities, developing pencil control, improving handwriting, accessing school environments.

Play and leisure – for example helping a child to take part in their chosen activities such as playing with toys, taking part in sport.

The Occupational Therapist will take into account the chronological age of the  child/young person, their developmental level, the environment and the readiness for working on change.

You can find out more information about our Children's Therapy team and services here.

What parents have said about the service:

Excellent service. Brilliant staff. I have observed significant improvements in my child's development since attending this group.

How to contact us

We are happy to discuss whether a referral would be appropriate. Please contact the office base nearest you:

Furness Children's Services

Child Development Centre
Furness General Hospital
Barrow in FurnessLA14 4LF
Tel: 01229 491320

South Lakes Children's Services

Blackhall Unit
Westmorland General Hospital
Kendal
LA9 7RG
Tel: 01539 715226

Allerdale and Copeland

Footsteps Child Development Centre
West Cumberland Hospital
Hensingham
Whitehaven
CA28 8JG
Tel Occupational Therapy: 01946 68551

Carlisle and Eden

Springboard Child Development Centre,
Orton Road
Carlisle
CA2 7HE
Tel Occupational therapy: 01228 608110