Lewisham Council - Community health services for children and young people

Community health services for children and young people

​Find out about services that help children and young people keep physically healthy or manage a current health condition.

Services provided by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

The school health service works across all schools in the borough, providing:
  • school entry health assessments (including vision and hearing screening, height and weight checks)
  • weight management and education programme
  • school-age immunisations
  • safeguarding support. 

Nursing care

The Children’s Community Nursing Team provides specialist nursing care to children in their own homes and in community settings (including schools, nurseries and respite care facilities). 


The Children’s Physiotherapy Service carry out assessments, treatments and various interventions for children and young people with:

  • neurological conditions and related diagnoses
  • genetic abnormalities 
  • neurological conditions requiring post-operative management. 

Occupational therapy

The Children’s Occupational Therapy Team carry out initial assessments, reviews, group and individual intervention to help children achieve the skills needed for home and school independence. 

Speech and language therapy

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Team work with children and young people who have difficulties with:

  • language
  • speech
  • communication
  • eating and drinking. 

Find out more about community health services for children in the Lewisham borough.


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