We are delighted to launch a new service to offer community-based dietetic support to children who have special educational needs or disabilities. The service opened for referrals on Monday 25 September.
Alice Holland, clinical lead for this new service explains: “Our specialist dietitians can offer advice to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), to support their diet and nutritional concerns. These include any concerns about a child’s growth, a child or young person restricting what they eat and/or concerns about weight gain or obesity.”
Who can refer?
Children can be referred to this new service by any professional working with them and their family. This includes, but is not limited to, GPs, nurses, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and social workers.
The child’s GP must be in the borough of Lewisham or the child must be attending a special educational needs school in the borough of Lewisham.
The service is based at the Kaleidoscope children’s centre in Rushey Green.
You can find the referral criteria and the referral form on the SEND Children’s Dietetic service webpage
Want to know more?
Phone: 020 3049 1231
The team are very grateful to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity for their generous support for the launch of this new service, including providing toys for children to play with at appointments.