Islington Additional Needs and Disability Service (IANDS)

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Islington Additional Needs and Disability Service (IANDS) 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. The service also provide parents with appropriate information, support and advice for them and their family. IANDS includes the following teams:

  • Early Years Therapies
  • Social Communication Team
  • Mainstream Schools Therapies Team
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Team
  • Special Schools Health and Therapy Team
  • Paediatric Dietetic Service

The teams are made up of various healthcare professionals including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, paediatricians, specialist nurses, family counselling, therapy assistants, health care assistants and specialist key workers. They work in partnership with Islington local authority across various locations including health centres, schools, nurseries, children’s centres and the Whittington hospital.

Eligibility criteria


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


Children and young people not registered with an Islington GP 

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Additional Needs Health Services > Islington Additional Needs Health Services (Children) Form - IANDS


Please note consent for referral is mandatory. 

Referers other than GPs should send a copy of the referral to the child’s GP and keep a copy for their records.

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t: 020 3316 1877



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Last updated: Mar 3rd, 2020
Review date: Feb 7th, 2021