Targeted health services
Whilst most healthcare services can help children and young people with a disability, sometimes additional support is needed. To receive additional support, parents or carers can either ask for targeted health services or specialist health support.
Targeted support available
Targeted health service support is available to those with more complex needs. The support is often on a short term basis, and is provided through an assessment or referral via your GP, dentist, child’s school, health visitor, school nurse or social worker.
The support may be provided by one or more of these services at some time in their life. They can include:
These services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. For further information contact your local health trust:
|Your need||Your location||Your local community health trust|
|East Kent University Foundation Trust|
|Kent Community Health Foundation Trust|
|Medway Community Healthcare|
Community paediatrics service
A team of consultant paediatricians, specialist nurses and administrators who investigate, diagnose and help children with neurodevelopment disorders such as autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, ADHD, and muscular dystrophy. For further information contact your local health trust:
Mental health service
Child and young people mental health services in Kent are supported by the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT). For more information visit the NELFT website.
Specific health services
If you are unsure who to contact or you need further support you can contact one of the following support groups: