created by JH published on 22 June 2018

The new Children and Young People (CYP) therapies team will bring together staff from Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy to provide services for children and young people aged 0‐19 across Barnet, and up to 25 years for young people with an EHCP, bringing all these services under one provider.

From September 1st 2018 Barnet’s Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, including Social Care OT will be joining North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT). NELFT already provide an extensive range of integrated community and mental health services for people living in the London boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest and community health services for people living in the south west Essex areas of Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock.

The priority of The London Borough of Barnet and Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group was to secure the best possible service for Barnet children, young people and their families. NELFT has been appointed following a comprehensive procurement which saw each bid evaluated against a range of criteria which focused heavily on the quality of service which will be provided and how the provider will engage and involve children, young people and their families in their health care.

CYP Therapies will continue to provide support, resources and advice to parents, early years settings and schools.

In selecting a new provider, both organisations have worked with our local community to deliver a truly joined-up, seamless accessible service that will deliver value for money and meet people’s needs. This is designed to improve the overall health of children, young people and their families in Barnet.

All of the organisations involved will work closely together in the run up to early September to make sure that the service transfers smoothly without disruption for our children and young people.

Over the next few weeks and months regular updates on developments including telephone numbers, email addresses and the new referral form will also be made available.

If you have any questions or queries please contact anita.harris3@nhs.net Children’s Joint Commissioning Manager, London Borough of Barnet and Barnet CCG.

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