Kaleidoscope, in the heart of Lewisham, is an award-winning purpose-built building that brings together specialist children’s community services under one roof, including health, disability, mental health, education and social care services.
This means that children can be seen by a range of professionals, including paediatricians, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, health visitors, social workers and nurses – all in the same building. It is the first project of its kind on such a scale in the UK to provide integrated services for children and young people.
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is responsible for Community Children and Young People’s Health Services at Kaleidoscope. These services were rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC (Care Quality Commission) in 2016. Education and social care services are run by Lewisham Council.
As well as seeing children at the Kaleidoscope building, our specialist staff also work in homes, early years settings and children’s centres, schools and local health centres.
Kaleidoscope is a unique building and the first project of its kind on such a scale in the UK. It provides integrated services for children and young people through multi-disciplinary working and multiagency collaboration. The building design supports our ethos of making connections, getting the right support to families at the right time and families only telling their story once.
We offer a mix of video and face to face appointments.
Our aim is to deliver high quality health care for all children, young people and families in Lewisham to help them thrive, reach their potential and to narrow the gap in health inequalities.
Other services at Kaleidoscope
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust offers some maternity services from the building.
Other organisations also run services from Kaleidoscope: