Adult Speech and Language Therapy

The Adult Speech and Language Therapy Services (ASLT) is dedicated to identifying and addressing communication and swallowing difficulties in people aged 18 and over. Their aim is to provide care as close to home as possible.

What do the Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service provide?

The Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service will work with you to identify your speech or swallowing difficulty. A care plan to address these needs will be developed by the team. To ensure you have the best outcome, the team will also work with other health and social care services. The team will also advise you on different forms of communication which may be beneficial. These could be books, charts or electronic aids.
The team also have access to a group of trained volunteers who are available to provide communication support to help you in the short-term.
Important message for people with swallowing problems regarding drink thickening products.

Who will the team see?

The Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service help people with a variety of conditions for example:

  • dementia
  • stammering
  • stroke
  • cancer
  • long-term conditions eg MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease
  • voice disorders

Referrals

A referral form is available for health professionals including GPs. The completed form should be emailed to: referrals.adultslt@nhs.net

Alternatively a referral letter can be sent to the same address.

You may self refer by sending an email to the above address, alternatively you can telephone 01872 246993. 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.

Contact Information

(01872) 246993

Email: referrals.adultslt@nhs.net

If you wish to contact us by post, please send to your nearest Adult Speech and Language Therapy department.
Contacting the Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service

Important Changes: Use of Fluid Thickener with adult patients

Information sheet for all community hospitals
Thickener Level Descriptor and Conversions
Fluid Thickener Guidelines Information

Leaflet

Adult Speech and Language Therapy – A Guide for Patients