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Useful contacts for families and carers

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TOWER HAMLETS CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES TEAM
Children’s Social Services Team for disabled children and their families.
Can arrange practical support, personal care in the home, short breaks, counselling and residential services.
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG
020 7364 2724
CWD.screening@towerhamlets.gov.uk

TOWER HAMLETS SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TEAM
For assessment and provision of home-based equipment and adaptations (beds, slings, hoists, shower chairs etc).
020 7364 5005

This is also the contact number for the EARLY HELP HUB
Offers extra support to families and young people for a range of issues including family breakdown, housing problems, emotional health and well-being, money troubles, children’s and young people’s behaviour, parenting, and drug or alcohol addiction.

COMMUNITY EQUIPMENT SERVICES – MEDEQUIP
Repairs home-based equipment and arranges removal of equipment you no longer need.
Unit 2 The Orbital Centre, Southend Road, Woodford Green, IG8 8HH
020 8709 7050
woodford@medequip-uk.com

WHIZZ-KIDZ
Tower Hamlets wheelchair services.
Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, E1 4DG
Appointments                                               Repairs through Elmsleigh
020 8223 8842                                             012 6879 2761
wheelchairservice1@nhs.net                   www.whizz-kidz.org.uk

CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY NURSING TEAM (CCNT)
Provides nursing care and treatment to enable children and young people to achieve their optimum health and reduce the impact of illness on their health and wellbeing.
Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, E1 4DG
020 8121 4420

BEATRICE TATE SCHOOL NURSING TEAM
Available for consultation by parents on medical matters relating to their child, and able to administer medication.
Beatrice Tate School, 41 Southern Grove, Mile End, E3 4PX
020 8983 3760
admin@beatricetate.towerhamlets.sch.uk

CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY THERAPY TEAM
Mile End Hospital, 1st Floor, Hastings Ward, Bancroft Road, E1 4DG
020 8223 8897
thgpcg.spa@nhs.net

  • Occupational Therapy
    Offers interventions to promote function and participation in activities of daily living, splinting for upper limb problems, and support with transition into adult services.
    Based in Beatrice Tate School Monday and Wednesday mornings.
  • Physiotherapy
    Offers individualised exercise programmes, equipment and advice for postural management, and specialist orthotics for lower limb problems.
    Based in Beatrice Tate School Monday and Wednesday mornings.
  • Speech and Language Therapy
    Offers interventions to support communication skills and foster independence, as well as management of eating and drinking difficulties.
    Based in Beatrice Tate School Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday and Thursday.

TOWER HAMLETS HOUSING TEAM
Access the common housing register for families who are eligible and qualify for social housing.
2nd Floor Albert Jacob House, 62 Roman Road, E2 0PG
Lettings team                                                       Advice
020 7364 2826                                                    020 7364 7474
lettings@towerhamlets.gov.uk                  housing.advice@towerhamlets.gov.uk

TOWER HAMLETS HOUSING BENEFIT
Offers advice on how to claim for housing benefits.
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG
020 7364 5000
benefits@towerhamlets.gov.uk

TOWER HAMLETS CONTINENCE SERVICE
Offers advice, training and a specialist clinical service on the prevention and treatment of incontinence.
Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, E1 4DG
020 7771 5805
elft.th.continence.service@nhs.net

TOWER HAMLETS PARENTS ADVICE CENTRE
Offers information, help and support to parents of special needs children.
30 Greatorex Street, E1 5NP
020 7364 6489
pac@towerhamlets.gov.uk

TOWER HAMLETS CHILD DEVELOPMENT TEAM
A multidisciplinary group that assess children with delayed development.
Gerry Bennett Ward, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, E1 4DG
020 8223 8686

TOWER HAMLETS CHILDREN’S SERVICES (SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS SECTION)
Processes SEN statements and special school admissions.
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG
020 7364 4880
SpecialEducational.Needs@towerhamlets.gov.uk

TOWER HAMLETS SUPPORT FOR LEARNING SERVICE
Education support for children with hearing and visual impairments.
229 Bethnal Green Road, E2 6AB
020 7364 6440
Roland.Ramanan@towerhamlets.gov.uk

DISABILITY LAW SERVICE
A free confidential legal service.
39 ‚Äď 45 Cavell Street, E1 2BP
020 7791 9800
www.dls.org.uk/ or advice@dls.org.uk

THE TOWER PROJECT
After school and holiday clubs for disabled children over the age of five.
Whitehorse Road, E1 0ND
020 7790 9085
towerproject.org.uk or info@towerproject.org.uk

DISCOVERY HOUSE
Offers short breaks to children who have autism spectrum disorders.
Flat 1 Discovery House, Newby Place, E14 0HA
020 7515 5855
rabia.chaudry@discoveryhouse.org

DISCOVERY HOME
Offers short breaks to children who have special needs.
Mulberry Place Town Hall, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG
020 7375 2792
discoveryhome.org.uk or office@discoveryhome.biz‚Äč

RICHARD HOUSE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
Can provide respite care for some children with complex health conditions.
Richard House Drive, E16 3RG
020 7511 0222
info@richardhouse.org.uk or care@richardhouse.org.uk

SCOPE SLEEP RIGHT SERVICE
A charity which offers families of disabled children in East London help to improve their sleep.
0808 800 3333

www.scope.org.uk/family-services/sleep-right/