Speech and language therapy (community)

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We provide speech and language therapy services to children and young people across Lambeth and Southwark.

Our teams of speech and language therapists and assistants offer specialist advice, assessment and help for children and young people aged 0 to 19 years old who have difficulties with any aspect of their communication, including:

  • understanding
  • interacting with others
  • attention and listening
  • memory
  • talking
  • speech sounds and stammering.

We run advice sessions for parents, train staff to run groups and provide staff with advice to help them improve communication skills in children and young people.

We also work with babies, children and young people who have eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.

Our teams

Our teams are: 

  • early years and community
  • hearing impairment
  • schools
  • autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • early years neurodisability

You can find out more about what each of our teams does on the community speech and language therapy team page.

Who we work with

As well as working with children, we also work with the people in their lives to make sure that they are supported in all areas where their communication skills can be improved. This may include parents, carers, other family members, school and nursery staff, social workers, staff in children's centres and youth offending teams.

Should I be concerned?

Find out when to be concerned about your child's speech and language development.

What to do if you are concerned

If you'd like more advice, you can see a speech and language therapist to discuss your child at one of our Chattertime sessions or come along to a monthly drop-in session. These sessions are free and open to all children under 5 in Lambeth and Southwark.


We offer training courses to parents and any professionals working with children and young people in Lambeth and Southwark. Visit our training page for more information.


Phone: 020 3049 8181

If you have any comments, questions or feedback about our service, please email gst-tr.contactslt@nhs.net

Alternatively, please contact our speech and language therapy assistant Sharon Brown:

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How to find us

We work in many different settings: community clinics, children's centres, child development centres, nurseries, preschools, schools and in your home.

Our team is based at the Mary Sheridan Centre and at Sunshine House.