Healthcare & Therapy Providers
205 Bath Street,
Tel: 0141 648 9860
H1 Complex Care is a small team of highly trained individuals whose sole purpose in life is to provide the finest lifestyle outcome for your disabled or injured family member. Our extensive experience in this field enables us to assist the smooth transition of people from hospital care to home care, or create bespoke care packages to promote independence. We also support you in dealing with the many complexities associated with the management of complicated medical conditions, including the court and compensation processes which ultimately lead to the appointment of our supportive homecare teams.
Tel: 0141 255 0304 (Glasgow) or 0131 564 0404 (Edinburgh)
Neuro Physio Scotland have neurological physiotherapists that cover Edinburgh, East and West Lothian, large parts of the Borders and Fife, as well as the Greater Glasgow Area.
Ayrshire Central Hospital
Kilwinning Road, Irvine KA12 8SS
Telephone: 01294 323 070
Tel: 01896 826033
The Paediatric (Children’s) Occupational Therapy Team is community based and provides a Borders wide service. Each Occupational Therapist (OT) covers a geographical location and they provide input to the acute hospital setting (Ward 15, BGH) as required. The paediatric OTs provide a service to children with a diverse range of difficulties, with an age range of 0-18 years.
To access this service, a request for assistance from the Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service can be made by via a child's school, Healthcare Professional, Doctor, Health Visitor, Nurse, Physiotherapist or Speech Therapist or by parents/ carers contacting the service directly.
The Paediatric Physiotherapy department cover the whole of the Scottish borders, but can be contacted at:
Borders general Hospital
Tel: 01896 827231
For further information about this service, please refer to their 'Paediatric Physiotherapy Service - About us' leaflet.
If you live within the Borders and wish your child to be assessed by a Physiotherapist you can self refer by completing the request for assistance form.
Tel: 01387 244581
Physiotherapy staff are based at three different locations across the Dumfries & Galloway region. In Dumfries the base is The Willows, Children, Young People and Family Centre, there is also a physiotherapist based at Newton Stewart Hospital and physiotherapy and occupational therapy at the Waverley Medical Centre, Stranraer.
Referral to these services can be made using the generic request for assistance form. Self referrals into the service are also accepted from parents.
Based in four locations throughout Fife; Queen Margaret Hospital (01383 674005), Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital (01592 717856), Fair Isle Clinic - (01592 208455) and Adamson Hospital - (01334 651264). With parental consent, requests for assistance to the Occupational Therapy Service can be made by anyone who has concerns including parents / carers, school staff and medical professionals by completing the request for assistance form. Alternatively, parents and carers can call the service directly.
The NHS Fife Physiotherapy team see children from birth to the age of 18, while still at school. Any child can be referred to physiotherapy. They are based in four locations across Fife; Queen Margaret Hospital (01383 674000), Dovecot Clinic (01592 753566), Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital (01592 717855) and Adamson Hospital (01334 651262). This service accepts self referrals, which you can do online using their referral form.
Children under the age of 16 years can see a Children’s Physiotherapist without having to see their GP or Health Visitor first. A parent or legal guardian with parental responsibilities can fill in the request for assistance form.
Children’s Occupational Therapy Service
Admin Area 4
Stirling Community Hospital
To access Forth Valley's Children's Occupational Therapy service please complete the request for assistance form and post to the address listed above.
Visit the NHS Grampian website for more information on how to access physiotherapy, occupational and speech & language therapy in the region.
NHSGGC accept referrals from Allied Health Professionals, which includes Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists etc as well as GPs and other medical personnel, including Specialist Health Visitors. Physiotherapy is available at 48 locations throughout Greater Glasgow and Clyde - visit their website to find your nearest service.
NHSGGC offer occupational therapy at 18 locations throughout the region - visit their website to find your local service.
NHSGGC offer speech & language therapy at 32 locations throughout Greater Glasgow and Clyde - visit their website to find your nearest service.
Self referral forms to access allied health services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy can be collected from your local GP practice.
SLTs work in a range of settings across Lanarkshire. These include: health centres, community clinics, hospitals, nurseries, mainstream schools, special educational needs schools and units.
NHS Lanarkshire Children and Young People’s Speech and Language Therapy Service operate an open referral system, therefore anyone can make a referral by completing the online referral form. If a professional is making a referral then parental/carer permission must be obtained beforehand.
Tel: 01236 772 262 (Airdrie Community Health Centre)/01698 863 217 (Cleland Hospital)/01698 368 700 (Douglas Street Community Health Clinic)
NHS Lanarkshire's Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service, which is divided between three bases; Airdrie Community Health Centre, Cleland Hospital and Douglas Street Community Health Clinic. They provide therapy for children aged 0-18, and can make visits to home, school, nursery, or perhaps a mixture of locations depending on need, equipment etc.
To stay up to date with any information about the service, visit their official Facebook page.
Tel: 01698 368732
NHS Lanarkshire's Paediatric Physiotherapy service, based at Douglas Street Community Clinic in Hamilton. Parents can self refer any child aged 0-16 living or attending school in the Lanarkshire area.
East Lothian and Mid Lothian:
Children’s Physiotherapy Service
Musselburgh Primary Care Centre
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
NHS Lothian Paediatric Physiotherapy service operates an open referral system - please complete the request for assistance form and return to the appropriate address as listed above.
East and Mid Lothian:
Paediatric Occupational Therapy Team
Musselburgh Primary Care Centre
Tel: 0131 446 4013
Paediatric Occupational Therapy Team
5 Rillbank Terrace
Tel: 0131 536 0351
To access paediatric occupational therapy please complete the request for assistance form and return to the appropriate address as listed above.
To access paediatric speech & language therapy please complete the request for assistance form and return to the appropriate address as listed above.
Peedie Sea Children’s Centre
Telephone: 01856 885592
The Children's Physiotherapy Service are based at the Peedie Sea Children’s Centre in Kirkwall, although they often visit children in their homes, schools or other community settings, depending on their needs. A request for assistance from a physiotherapist can come from parents, the young person them self, or health/social care/education professionals - contact the therapists on the above telephone number for further details.
Peedie Sea Children’s Centre
Telephone: 01856 885593
The Children's Occupational Therapy Service are based at the Peedie Sea Children’s Centre in Kirkwall, although they often visit children in their homes, schools or other community settings, depending on their needs. A request for assistance from a physiotherapist can come from parents, the young person them self, or health/social care/education professionals - contact the therapists on the above telephone number for further details.
New Scapa Road,
To access paediatric Physio, Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy please complete the request for assistance form.
Western Isles Hospital,
Isle of Lewis
The Western Isles Physiotherapy team operate an open referral system. To access this service please complete their referral form and return to the appropriate address as detailed in the form.
Telephone: 01851 708287 (Lewis & Harris) OR 01870 604984 (Uist & Barra)
NHS Western Isles Paediatric Occupational Therapy team operate an open referral system, however pre-referral discussion by telephone or email is encouraged to determine appropriateness and urgency of referral. To access this service please complete their referral form.
Based in four locations throughout Scotland: Cardonald, Broxburn, Dundee and Crosshill, Fife.
Tel: 0141 237 4884
Nordoff Robbins Scotland is a music therapy charity, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.
Tel: 01224 746699
SensationALL provides multi-sensory experiences for children and adults with disabilities, multiple support needs and their families.
1 Craighalbert Way,
Tel: 01236 456100
The Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments provide educational and therapy services for children and young people throughout Scotland affected by cerebral palsy and related conditions.
Self Directed Links
Tel: 07938 998 091
Y.O.U. offer independent advice so that those living with a disability can have control over their daily support, they can get support to do the things they want to do, at times when they want to do them, and supported by people they choose.
57 Albion Road,
Tel: 0131 475 2623
Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) is a national membership organisation which actively promotes Independent Living by supporting, working with and championing the aims of Self Directed Support disabled people's organisations.
Website of online games and activities to promote visual skills.
UK based website for parents and carers with a range of strategies and activities for home and school, and forums. Part of the work of the Dyscovery Centre team (see above)
Website set up by an interested Australian with a range of different ways to tie laces (knotting) and to thread through shoes (lacing). Also links to other related products including lock laces. There is now an Ian’s app for I phones and I pads (available through the apps store, approx £2)
Website full of free printable materials, for crafts, handwriting and also lots of posters, reward charts etc.
This is the website for a subscription based worksheet database for developing visual skills; there are some sample pages to download and a visual skills checklist.
Canadian Occupational Therapy website, which has a “quick tips” section that includes a variety of ideas for children e.g. gift ideas for children with special needs, pre-writing ideas, advice on school bags, setting agendas and organising homework etc.
Website for any adults caring for or working with young people and children in Scotland. Information on a variety of topics to promote health and well-being. These topics include anxiety, anger, sleep and eating. Recently updated and includes video clips and relaxation techniques.
A website which compiles videos, similar to Youtube, but all with a “how-to” approach. In the child health section of the health and fitness drop down menu, there are some fabulous videos of gym ball activities, how to use a parachute or build an obstacle course. Handy for parents and teachers, but please be aware like Youtube some of the information on this website will be the author’s opinion and won’t be available on school or health computer networks.
UK based website with loads of tips, advice and strategies on a range of everyday situations for children and young people. Includes advice on bedtime, study skills, ball skills, choosing a hobby etc.
BenefitsNow is an online shop selling a full range of Daily Living Aids and Medical and Rehab Equipment including active/passive Exercise Equipment and Orthopeadic Supports, all designed to make life easier. They also sell a variety of Paediatric Aids, including Junior Caring Cutlery, plus a full range of Paediatric Mobility Aids. They sell a great range of products that can help with Continence care including the Maneze Incontinence Pouch.
The website providesonline games, curriculum research, 15-second music samples, how-to product videos, and all free online resources to improve handwriting.
Company selling a range of children’s products for scissor skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and dressing. Stocks a range of writing tools and fidget toys.
Local supplier and stockist for a range of aids to daily living including self-opening scissors and caring cutlery.
NRS specialise in disability equipment and rehab supplies, such as disability aids and mobility products. As well as angled writing boards and Move’in Sit cushions.
Homecraft Rolyan is a suppliers of Physical therapy products and equipment solutions to improve the independence and quality of life for disabled people of all agesand anyone who requires assistance with daily living activities.
Peta UK Lit are designers, manufacturers and suppliers of ergonomic tools, aids and assistive devices. They offer a wide range of adapted scissors and associated publications which assists the child with special needs to develop this important skill.
Fledglings is a national charity that finds and sells products that improve the lives of disabled children and their families.