Contact information

Adult speech and language

The Community Adult Speech and Language Team is a countywide service with access to highly specialised therapists.

We help people with vital communication and swallowing skills.

How we can help you

Swallowing difficulties

We provide expert diagnosis and treatment of oro-pharyngeal dysphagia. This may include:

  • safe swallow techniques 
  • advice on changes to food and drink 
  • exercises to improve swallowing 
  • working with other professionals

Communication difficulties

Following expert diagnosis we can:

  • explain the problem 
  • listen to what you want to achieve 
  • work together to plan treatment 
  • offer a range of therapies 
  • link with other professionals and support services 
  • advise on communication aids

Who will the team see?

We work with people who have:

  • dementia
  • motor neurone disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • some cancers
  • stammer
  • stroke
  • transgender voice and communication
  • voice problems
  • and many others

We can also provide high quality specialist training for professionals and others.


Health professionals

The adult speech and language therapy referral form (DOCX, 56 KB) is for health professionals including GPs. Email the competed form to our referrals team. Alternatively a referral letter can be sent to the same address.

Self referral

You may self refer by sending an email to the above address, or you can call 01872 246 993. We will ask your permission to contact your GP or other health professional to ensure we are in a position to provide the best care for you.


Food and fluid texture modification

Visit the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative website for guidance, leaflets and ideas around how to modify food and fluid for safer swallowing.



Where we provide services

We provide services from the following locations.

  • Bodmin:
    • Bodmin Health Centre and Bodmin Hospital (TBC)
    • Stroke unit, Woodfield Unit, Bodmin Hospital, call 01208 251 388
  • Callington health office
  • Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital
    • Community team
    • Stroke unit, call 01209 318 019
  • Helston Community Hospital
  • Launceston Hospital
  • Liskeard Community Hospital
  • Newquay Hospital
  • Penzance Bellair health office
  • St Austell Community Hospital
  • Stratton Hospital or Bodmin Health Centre (TBC)
  • Truro Health Park
  • Torpoint Penntorr Health Centre
  • Wadebridge health office