Children's Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy photoThe aim of this service is to provide comprehensive packages of care for children and young people up to school leaving date who have difficulties with speech, language, communication and/or swallowing. 

Packages of care are provided on the basis of need and include: 
  • comprehensive assessment 
  • direct intervention (individual and/or group) 
  • indirect intervention i.e. through parents and staff in educational and care settings 
  • specialised training for parents and staff in educational and care settings 
  • advice to other agencies on the speech, language and communication training that they deliver 
Benefits of the service include:
  • normalising or improving children’s speech, language and communication skills 
  • positive contribution to educational, behavioural and social outcomes 
  • positive contribution to the competency of other professionals in identifying and supporting children who have speech, language and communication needs.

Speech and Language therapy is provided at main health centres/clinics in Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, March, Chatteris and Wisbech and the surrounding villages.

Therapists also visit mainstream nurseries and primary schools depending on the needs of children in that school.  Speech and Language Therapists also provide therapy at the six special schools in Cambridgeshire.

The service offers an open referral system but the majority of referrals come from health visitors or school staff.  For details of how to access our service, please click here or watch the animation below

A summary of our Core Offer can be found here.

Local teams can be contacted using the details below:

Cambridge
Speech and Language Therapy, The Peacock Centre, Brookfields Campus, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB13DF,  Tel: 01223 218063

Ely

Speech and Language Therapy, Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1DN
Tel: 01353 652042

Wisbech

Speech and Language Therapy, New Horsefair Clinic, 27 Augustine's Road, Wisbech, PE13 1AR
Tel: 01945 488030

Huntingdon

Speech and Language Therapy, Oak Tree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE29 7HN
Tel: 01480 425362
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Champion for Equality and Inclusion brings wealth of expertise to NHS Community Trust

by Sarah Turner | Jun 13, 2019

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers services across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk, has appointed a new Non-Executive Board Director.

Nicola Scrivings, Chair, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said: “I am delighted to welcome Fazilet Hadi as a Non Executive Director on the Trust Board.  Fazilet has extensive health-related experience, including as a recent former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Royal National Institute of Blind People and as a champion for embedding equality and inclusion into public services.  She will be an invaluable asset to the Trust.”

Commenting on her appointment, Fazilet said: “I am pleased and excited to have been appointed as a Non Executive Director with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.  I am looking forward to working with colleagues and service users to build on the Trust’s many successes and strong commitment to improving lives.” 

Fazilet is a resident of Letchworth.  She stepped down as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Royal National Institute of Blind People in 2018.  At the RNIB, Fazilet worked with colleagues and customers to make services more person-centred, to increase customer participation and voice, to influence policy change and to improve collaboration with other organisations.  Fazilet began to lose her sight when she was a child and was registered blind in her late teens. She started her career as a solicitor, supporting individuals to exercise their rights. She has also worked to embed equality in local authority services.

FaziletFazilet was appointed as Non Executive Director from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2022.  She will receive remuneration of £6,157 per annum.  Her appointment was made by NHS Improvement and is subject to the Governance Code for Public Appointments. Fazilet has not declared any political activity in the last five years.  NHS Improvement ensures that all appointments to NHS trust boards throughout England are made in a way that is open, transparent and fair to candidates.  NHS Improvement routinely publishes information about all the appointments it makes on its website.


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