HMR Children's Occupational Therapy

We aim to enable children to participate more successfully in daily life.

A child's life is made up of occupations (daily activities) these occupations include playing, learning and self-care.

Occupational Therapists work with children and their families to success in these activities and to reach their full potential.

We help a child to minimise the impact of their difficulties and improve their ability to participate in their daily occupations by finding ways to overcome any problems they experience.

We see children and young people aged 0 to 18 years, who are experiencing functional difficulties.

These may be as a result of one or more of the following:

• Physical disabilities
• Complex multiple disabilities
• An operation or accident
• Co-ordination difficulties impacting on their ability to function
• Sensory difficulties impacting on their function and occupational performance

We are part of the Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service (CAONS), which launched in September 2016.  Click here to find out more about the CAONS.

The CAONS include a number of specialisms for children and young people (details via above link) and all can accessed via a Single Point of Access (contact details below).

The address provided below is a central hub for all specialisms, however we provide services in people’s homes and at a range of community-based venues.  

In addition to the contact details below, you can also contact us by email at:

For more information on our services and referral processes, please see the materials below:

HMR Children's OT information

Document File Size
Referral criteria for children requiring occupational therapy 62 KB
Fine motor co-ordination difficulties pre-referral advice for schools 3.85 MB
Sensory processing dysfunction pre-referral advice for schools 553 KB
Core stability 240 KB
Oral motor 205 KB
Shoulder stability 211 KB
Vestibular activities 220 KB


Contact Information

Children's Acute and Ongoing Needs Service, Callaghan House
Cross Street
OL10 2DY
01706 676777
0207 019 7419
Parking Available:

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm

Referral Methods

  • Self referral
  • GP
  • Health professional
  • Social care professional