Islington Additional Needs and Disability Service (IANDS)

Main Address


  • Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm (some late nights until 7pm)

Our service supports children and young people with additional needs and disabilities to reach their full potential. This can mean being active in their community, developing friendships and enjoying an ordinary life the same way as other children.

We also provide parents with appropriate information, support and advice for them and their family.

The Islington additional needs and disability service includes the following teams:

  • Early years development
  • Mainstream schools
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Social communication (0-5 yrs)
  • Special schools health

Our teams are made up of various healthcare professionals including speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, specialist nurses, family counselling, therapy assistants, health care assistants and specialist key workers. We work in partnership with Islington local authority.

The teams work across various locations in Islington, including the Northern Health Centre, schools, children’s centres & at The Whittington Hospital.

Training and development opportunities are available to health, education and social care professionals who work with children with additional needs and disabilities.

Client Groups

The service works with children and young people aged 0-19 who have:

  • a physical disability
  • learning disability
  • speech language and communication needs 
  • autism spectrum condition
  • Down’s syndrome
  • problems with development
  • problems with coordination
  • disorders that affect the body's muscles, joints, nerves


Speech and language therapy run drop in services at children's centres which are open access, and we accept referrals for additional support from any professional known to the child including GP by email. Please note consent for direct referral is mandatory.

Useful resources

Further Information

Lesley Platts
Head Of Children's Therapy
0203 316 1879

Referral forms