Health Services

Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Woodview Children's Specialist Services

Woodview provide a single point of referral for Community Paediatricians, Neurodevelopmental Nursing Team, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.


Children’s Neuro-developmental Nursing Team

Children’s Neuro-developmental Nursing Team work with children aged 0-19, with a diagnosis, such as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD) Cerebral Palsy and children and young people, with learning disabilities and additional health needs

The team can also help to assess sleep difficulties


Children’s Occupational & Physiotherapy Services

Children’s Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Service

  • Physiotherapists support children and their families with their physical needs and development.
  • Occupational Therapists provide advice and support to families in relation to functional and daily living skills.


Community Paediatric Service

Community Paediatric Service provide support for children with behaviour and/or sleep issues relating to a diagnosed neuro-developmental condition

Halton 0-19 Healthy Child Service

The Halton 0–19  Healthy Child Service provides the following services:

  • Health Visiting
  • School Health
  • Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)
  • Health Visiting
  • Immunisation Team
  • Breast and Infant feeding

Please note: If an Ages and Stages Questionnaire is required for a referral to Woodview, contact your Health Visitor about this.

Continence (Toileting) Services

Toileting, potty training and childhood incontinence

Adults bladder or bowel issues

Continuing Care for Children and Young People
Children and young people’s continuing care is a term that describes a tailor made package of support needed over an extended period of time for children and young people with complex health needs which arise because of a disability, accident or illness. This is for children and young people, aged 0-18 years, that despite accessing all available support from health services as part of the Local Offer for Halton a tailor made package of support is still required to meet their health care needs.


Dental Community Service
Foot Care-Podiatry

Foot Care for people with a clinical or medical need

Orthoptists - Visual Processing Difficulties Clinic
Halton Family Hubs

We’re working with partners in Halton to develop Family Hubs across the borough by March 2025.
This work is being funded by the Department for Education from the government’s Family Hubs Transformation Fund.

Click here find out more

Family Hubs 0-5 years Guide one page

Respite Health Care

  • Audiology for children and young people aged 0-18

Halton 0 – 5 Parents Service: 07507 327025

Halton 5 – 19 Parents Service: 07480 635988

Halton 11 – 19 Young People’s Service: 07507 330521

ChatHealth is an anonymous messaging service that provides a safe and easy way for service users to send a message to a healthcare professional and receive confidential help and advice. The aim of implementing ChatHealth into Bridgewater is to further improve service user access to health and well-being support.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 0-19 Service (Health Visiting and School Nursing) aim to provide the best start for our children, young people and families. Their role is key to improving the health and wellbeing outcomes of our children and young people and to reduce inequalities. All staff provide evidenced based advice and support to local parents, carers, children and young people from pregnancy up to the age of 19 or up to the age of 24 for children and young people with a disability or complex need. Care is provided at a range of universal contacts alongside additional more targeted contacts, which are undertaken according to need. Our 0-19 Services utilise a whole system approach by working together with other professionals and services to deliver high quality care

Dynamic Keyworker Support Service

If a child or young person has a diagnosis of Autism and/or a Learning Disability and they are at risk of placement breakdown or requiring a Tier 4 admission, then they can be referred by a PROFESSIONAL ONLY into the Dynamic Keyworker Support Service.  The leaflet provides more information about the support and service provided by the Dynamic Key Support Worker

Halton's Speech and Language Service

Following consultation across the Partnership, Communicate SLT  became the new Speech and Language Service in Halton from November 2023

Other Specialist Speech and Language providers

Halton Health Improvement Team

Information and resources for START WELL, LIVE WELL and AGE WELL can be found here Halton Health Improvement Team

On the Looking after yourself area you’ll find information to help with weight management (Fresh Start), NHS health checks, sexual health etc

HENRY Healthy Families programme
ADDvanced Solutions Community Network

Commissioned by Halton NHS Cheshire and Merseyside to support the neurodevelopmental pathway. ADDvanced Solutions Community Network provides parents and carers with learning workshops, learning programmes, information, advice and guidance and open access community network groups. Equipping parents and carers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to better identify and manage the characteristics associated with neurodevelopmental conditions including Autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties, specific learning difficulties and associated mental health needs. Our learning opportunities are delivered by our team of professionals from health, social care and education, all who have a genuine insight of these conditions because of their own lived experience. We are open access, pre, during and post diagnosis, no referral necessary, just make contact and we will support you to find the answers.

Email: info@addvancedsolutions.co.uk  or Tel: 0151 486 1788

Kooth emotional support and online counselling for young people

Free emotional support, online counselling and lots more – Kooth Information Pack

Halton Integrated Care Board (ICB)
Equipment in the Home, for Education and in the Community
Sexual health services
  • Brook sexual health and wellbeing information for under 25s
Personal Budgets

Wheelchair Personal Budget

Education Personal Budget

Making it Personal Video Clip

Short Breaks Guide

Personal Health Budget video 


Wheelchair Services

Health and Wellbeing

Drugs and alcohol substance misuse support/referral

All referrals and requests for information or support for a young person needing support for substance misuse please contact iCART available 9am to 5pm from Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Friday, call 0151 907 8305

If you have an urgent (safeguarding) concern outside these hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0345 0500148​

iCART will screen the request, then based on the circumstances/information will then refer on to the appropriate service

A family member can get in touch with Halton Borough Council Contact Centre Tel:  0303 333 4300 or email hdl@halton.gov.uk who will pass the referral on, please note that all referrals must have consent from the parent/carer with Parental Responsibility (PR)

Online video support sessions for families affected by substance use

Peter Cartwright, in collaboration with Adfam, has produced a series of online support video sessions for families affected by a loved one’s substance use Online video support sessions

Parenting Support
Sleep Support


Communication and Interaction


Healthwatch Halton

Child Bereavement UK

Flu video

Living with COVID-19

Mental Health Information Point

Health Conditions – General Information


Local support groups available via Halton Carer’s Centre

Cerebral Palsy

Action Cerebral Palsy

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Halton’s Health Improvement Team have a useful Mental Health Information Point for you to access lots of different support

PANS (Paediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) and PANDAS (Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections)

For more information on both of these conditions

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Bladder and Bowel conditions

Downs Syndrome

Autism Masking Storyboard

Beat Eating Disorders

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder



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