19 October 2011
Drop in between 10am and 3pm
Next Generation Sports & Fitness Centre,
5 Larch Close,
Swindon SN2 8YS
The event will give you the opportunity to meet with local therapists and service users to learn more about the role of local Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) services and how they can and are helping improve the lives of individuals and their families in our local community.
Speech, language and communication difficulties are some of the most common difficulties in early childhood and amongst children of all ages. Adults with long term conditions such as stroke, cancer and progressive neurological conditions also experience significant speech, language communication and swallowing difficulties. The RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists) has launched a campaign called ‘Giving Voice’ which aims to raise awareness of these difficulties and demonstrate the unique role and value of Speech and Language Therapy in improving outcomes for these individuals.
Speech and language difficulties severely limit an individual’s participation in family life, the community, education and the world of work.
Tackling communication and swallowing problems can reduce avoidable costs and waste in the NHS, social care, the criminal justice system and the wider economy.
Our service is working to promote collaborative solutions at a local level to deliver quality, productivity and cost-effectiveness and achieve shared objectives in health, welfare, education, employment and criminal justice.
Come along to the ‘Giving Voice’ event on 19 October to see first hand how Speech and Language Therapy transforms lives, and delivers value for the Government and the wider society.