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Community and hospital services

Speech and Language

We support children and young people from birth to 17 years with Speech, Language and Communication needs. For most children this will mean help developing their spoken communication. For other children it may include using visual communication strategies, for example: Makaton signing, use of pictures or objects.

Children aged three to 17 years old can be referred by parents/carers, teachers, GPs or other professionals. Parents are recommended to speak to their child’s school or health visitor if they are concerned about their speech and language development. Children with feeding and/or swallowing problems need to be referred by their doctor.

For further information about the service go to Childrens speech and language.

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy within North East Lincolnshire helps children and young people to participate as fully as possible in daily activities.

Occupational Therapists help children and young people to carry out the things they need or want to do in areas of self-care, school, work and play. They work with children and young people between the ages of 0 and 19 years who have difficulties or a disability, which affect their ability to carry out everyday tasks.

Children’s Physiotherapists are responsible for the assessment and physical rehabilitation of children needing treatment due to disability, accident, injury or disease. Children’s physiotherapists have generic skills as physiotherapists and also additional knowledge and experience of child development and of childhood conditions.

Treatment is based upon an assessment of the child’s needs and the formation of individual treatment programmes. The physiotherapists use a range of approaches that are individually tailored to each child’s needs. This may include exercise programmes, postural management, mobility aids and other specialist equipment.

For further information about the services visit Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy.


Childrens dietitians are the experts in nutritional care of infants, children and adolescents. We can assess your child’s diet and medical history and work with you to decide on a plan to support your child’s individual nutrition needs.

We support babies, children and young people, together with their families and carers across North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire to optimise their nutritional intake and support healthy growth and development. We see patients and families in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, hospital wards and special schools.

For further information about the service visit Dietetics.

Children’s Continence Service

The Children’s Continence service is a specialist service that offers advice and support to children and young people within North East Lincolnshire who may have problems with their bowel or bladder. The types of problems you may get referred to the service with may include:

  • day time wetting
  • constipation
  • soiling
  • toilet training difficulties
  • assessment for continence products if deemed appropriate (from the age of 5 years old)

The service supports all children and young people, from the age of 5-18 years old with a bowel or bladder problem.

For further information about the service go to Care Plus Group – Children’s continence service.

Adult ADHD and ASD Services

Adult ADHD and Autism services are provided by the Care Trust Plus Group. Further information is available on Care Plus – ADHD services.

Adult Learning Disability Team

Adult Learning Disability provide a range of services for adults with a learning disability. Further information about the team is available on Care Plus – Adult learning disability team.