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Speech and language therapy (community)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, and following current guidance from NHS England, the majority of our appointments will be via telephone and/or video calls.  We are regularly reviewing the situation and working on how we can open up our services with the safety of our families and staff being our top priority.

If your child has an open referral to our speech and language therapy team and you need to speak to a speech and language therapist urgently, please email gst-tr.contactslt@nhs.net stating your child’s name, date of birth and postcode, and a speech and language therapist will contact you. 

If you are worried about your child’s communication skills and your child is not known to our service, please email gst-tr.contactslt@nhs.net stating your child’s name, date of birth, registered GP and your telephone number. If your child is 0-5 years old, with a GP in Lambeth or Southwark, we can register you for a virtual drop-in appointment with a speech and language therapist.

Read our latest information on coronavirus.

Watch our specially created film about what to expect from a speech and language therapy session and why it's so important to attend.

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 (0-19 years) 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.

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?

Please download our document about when to be concerned about your child's speech and language development (PDF 102Kb).

What to do if you are concerned

If you would like further 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 five in Lambeth and Southwark.

Find out more about our free sessions.


We offer training courses to parents and any professionals working with children and young people in Lambeth and Southwark. For further details, please see our training page.


Tel: 020 3049 8181

If you have any comments, questions or feedback about our service, please email 

Alternatively, please contact our SLT assistant Sharon Brown 
Tel: 0203 989 0098

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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.

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