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ThePeterborough Children's Occupational Therapy Service helps children and young people (up to the age of 18) who are experiencing significant delay in their development to achieve or maintain their maximum level of independence and to develop practical life skills so that they can participate to their full potential at home and in the classroom environment.

Due to the national crisis with COVID-19 we are pausing the Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service with immediate effect - 25th March 2020. As a non-essential service we have been asked by NHS England to be ready to support other services in the weeks ahead and to reduce the risk to our service users, staff and the general population.

We will aim to offer some advice and support over email for as long as is possible. Please see the contact us on the email below.

Email address: 

Please be assured that we will be following national guidance to resume a service as quickly as we can after the current crisis. Children already known to our services will not be discharged, however we will not be accepting any new referrals at present. 


How this service can help you

The Peterborough Children's Occupational Therapy Service works in partnership with families and/or teachers to help children and young people who are experiencing significant delay as a result of:

  • Learning disability
  • Physical disability
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Sensory and auditory processing disorders
  • Motor co-ordination disorders

We work with children, young people, their families and their teachers to maximise their abilities in:

  • Hand function
  • Play skills
  • Day-to-day activities
  • Cognitive or thinking skills, such as problem solving
  • Sensory processing needs

We also provide assessment for specialist equipment such as seating in school or nursery.

Facilities available

We provide care in a number of settings including:

  • The Child Development Centre, City Care Centre, Peterborough.
  • Pre-school settings
  • Schools and special schools.

How do I access this service?

We accept referrals for children meeting our eligibility criteria from GPs and all members of the primary care team, other community teams and schools.


Where is it?

For enquiries /referrals /correspondence:

The new address for correspondence is:
Winchester Place, 80 Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6AP.

Please address all correspondence to Children’s Occupational Therapy

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Contact the Children's Occupational Therapy Service

The new phone number is 0300 555 5965


The page was last updated on 25 March 2020 by salteditors.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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