Children's community asthma service

Children's community asthma service

The children’s asthma service provides specialist support in the community to children, young people and their families based in the borough of Lewisham.

Essential information


32 Rushey Green

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0203 049 3780

Our service is based at Kaleidoscope children’s centre but we also provide clinics at GP surgeries in the borough and visit children in their own homes.

The aim of the service is to ensure that your child’s asthma is as well controlled as possible so that it doesn’t get in the way of his or her life. We can help you:

  • Understand what asthma is and how to control it
  • Use inhalers correctly
  • Understand the triggers of asthma that could make your asthma harder to control
  • Understand and use your child’s asthma action plan
  • Recognise when your child is unwell with asthma and what medicine to give
  • Avoid admissions to hospital and visits to A&E
  • Reduce school absence due to asthma or wheeze

Who do we see?

We offer clinic appointments or home visits to children and young people aged from 0-19 years registered with a Lewisham GP who have a diagnosis of asthma.

We accept referrals from:

  • Paediatric Accident & Emergency (A&E), University Hospital Lewisham
  • Children’s Inpatient Ward (CIPW), University Hospital Lewisham
  • GPs and practice nurses within Lewisham

Please ask one of the health professionals in these settings if you would like to be referred to the children’s community asthma team.


Information leaflets

 Asthma services leaflet - pdf 373KB

How to give your child their inhaler with a mouthpiece spacer - pdf 257KB

How to give your child their inhaler with a spacer and mask - pdf 256KB

Looking after your spacer leaflet pdf 300KB

Beclometasone for asthma (pdf 269KB)

Cetririzine for hay fever (pdf 524KB)

Asthma and my child booklet (pdf 4MB)

Easy read all about asthma booklet (pdf 5MB)

Looking after your spacer leaflet (pdf 164KB)

Mould allergy advice (pdf 233KB)

House dust mite (pdf 184KB)

Pet allergy (pdf 209KB)

Salbutamol for asthma (pdf 257KB)

Prednisolone for asthma (pdf 337KB)