Community Children’s Nursing Team - Hackney Ark

Service details

Who are we?

Hackney's Community Children’s Nursing Team (CCNT) is a team of qualified children’s nurses who work in the community with children and their families to provide:

  • specialist nursing care
  • advice and training for families and carers
  • Palliative care
  • Complex care support and Continuing care assessment
  • Oncology care support
  • Enteral feeding support
  • Wound care and assessment
  • Monitoring conditions
  • Blood monitoring
  • Intravenous medication

The Children's Community Nursing Team is based at Hackney Ark - centre for children and young people with disability and special educational needs.

What do we do?

The service aims to:

  • Prevent hospital admission and help children be able to to return home early from hospital
  • Support and enable families to care for individual children with nursing needs arising from medical conditions, life limiting or life threatening conditions
  • Empower and enable individual children and their families to become more independent in managing their child’s condition
  • Provide a responsive service based around the needs of the child and family
  • Work in partnerships with other health settings such as hospitals to perform specific nursing tasks for children with acute health needs
  • Support with Continuing Care for those with complex needs
  • Provide and service (check) appropriate medical equipment and supplies in a timely manner to enable the child to remain in the home, community, nursery or school setting

We can visit children in the home and or make visits to their nursery or school setting.

SEND Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years and Pregnancy 0-4
Primary 4 -10
Secondary 11-14
Preparing for Adulthood 14-18
SEN Provision Type
  • Universal
  • Targeted

Who to contact

020 7014 7096 020 7014 7096
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Where to go

Hackney Ark
Down Park Road

E8 2FP

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Venue Notes

Buses: 30, 56, 67, 76, 149, 243, 276

Train: Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Downs

Parking: limited parking for patients

Time / Date Details

Time of day
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
Session Information
Monday – Sunday 8am -6pm

Other details

Who is eligible?

Children and young people aged 0 to 18 years of age who:

  • live in Hackney or The City of London and be registered with a City &Hackney GP
  • have a 'Nursing Need'

Children and Young People until their transition to adult services at their 18th birthday who are:

  • known to the service
  • continue to be in full time education
  • have ongoing continuation of care needs
Referral required?


Referral Details
  • We require 24 hours’ notice for a routine visit.                                    
  • Any professional can refer but referrals must be made with a registered GP in Hackney and City
  • Parents or carers can refer to the services in case of re-occurrence of a previous condition the service has already supported with
What to do if you have a complaint

If you have a concern about the care you or a relative or friend is receiving you should talk to the person in charge of your care or the manager of the department.

If you prefer to discuss your concern with someone independent of your care team, you can contact PALS (Patient Liaison and Advice Service).

The PALS team can help resolve queries and concerns quickly. If you are not happy with the outcome then they can provide advice about the formal complaints process.

PALS, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR


Phone 020 8510 7315 (Out of office hours voicemail service available)

Textphone: 07584 445 400

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


SEND Personal Budget - Notes
Those who meet the Children and Young People Continuing Care Criteria can use this to buy services through Homerton University Hospital Trust which provides nursing care as set out in a nursing care plan.

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