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Date: 02 October 2015
Would you know how to communicate with someone who couldn’t speak?
Would you know how to support someone who had trouble eating and drinking?
Would you know how Speech and Language Therapy could support those with dementia?
Our speech and language therapists (SLTs) provide life-improving treatment, support and care for adults who have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking or swallowing.
SLT’s provide services that are crucial to those with communication disabilities and those with eating and swallowing difficulties.
SLTs assist those have the following types of problems:
These problems may have been caused by a range of diseases and disabilities such as:
The Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service operates a scheme for volunteers to visit people who have communication difficulties.
We are looking for volunteers to have a conversation with individuals, usually in the person’s own
home, for 1 hour per week for approximately 6 months.
This service is of immense help in re- building the confidence of people who have experienced communication problems and provides an opportunity to practice their new skills in a safe way.
Full training and support is provided.
For further information email or Joan.Treasurer@pch-cic.nhs.uk
For more information about the Speech and Language Service, visit our services page here.
To contact the service call 01872 246993.