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Speaker of the NI Assembly Gives Voice to Campaign

On 14 December 2021 RCSLT NI hosted the premiere of the Kings speech at the queens film theatre (QFT) in Belfast  to an audience of art and film critics, service users, CE0s of voluntary organisations and speech and language therapists and assistants from all over NI.  Alison McCullough MBE gave the opening presentation on the [...]

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Giving Voice news from Northern Ireland

Ethan has them laughing in the aisles - Ulster Star, 30 November 2021 and Lisburntoday.co.uk, 3 December 2021 Watch UTV’s report on ‘Voice Box’ Awards 2012-See footage of this year’s young finalists battling it out! Read about the Giving Voice launch in Northern Ireland - Speaker of the NI Assembly Gives Voice to Campaign.   Press coverage [...]

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Giving Voice launches in Wales

Wales Policy Office Alison Stroud (picture right, at the launch of Giving Voice in Wales) was on the BBC Wales morning radio show (30/11/2021) to launch the Campaign. The show included an interesting interview with Derek Ford about how Speech and Language Therapy has helped him.  

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Giving Voice news from Wales

Read about the success of the Wales Giving Voice Mass Mobilisation Event. Read about the Giving Voice launch in Wales - RCSLT’s Wales Policy Officer, Alison Stroud, on BBC Wales morning radio launching the campaign.   Press coverage Senedd rally supports speech therapy- South Wales Argus, 20 October 2011 Royal seal of approval for area’s schools - This is [...]

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Giving Voice Launch News from snow bound Scotland…

On 1 December we launched Giving Voice in Edinburgh we got lots of video clips (including Richard Simpson MSP and Nanette Milne MSP) and great speech bubble photos we had around 40 people attend the screening and promising to support the campaign including Ross Gilligan (Labour Health adviser) and several service users several people promised [...]

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Giving Voice news from Scotland

Musselburgh therapist honoured for innovation - East Lothian News, 8 December 2021 Read about the Giving Voice launch in Scotland - MSPs give voice to the campaign.   Press Coverage: Read about the success of the Edinburgh Giving Voice Mass Mobilisation Event 26 October. Brave teen stands up for all those who struggle to speak - Daily Record, [...]

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Giving Voice launches in England

Church House Conference Centre, London 30 November 2021 As the snow fell and the rails and roads seized up, a warm and inspirational group gathered in Westminster to launch the RCSLT’s ‘Giving Voice’ campaign. Ed Balls MP (Shadow Home Secretary and Patron of the British Stammering Association) kicked off with a ringing endorsement of the [...]

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Giving Voice news from England

Read about the success of the Westminster Giving Voice Rally 18 October. Read about the Giving Voice Award Ceremony 18th October. Read about the Giving Voice launch in England - celebrities and politicians give their voice to the campaign. Press coverage Anger over young girl’s NHS wait for speech therapist - The Northern Echo, 16 April 2021 Help [...]

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Giving Voice news from the UK

Get involved with the campaign with the help of our UK wide resource; the Giving Voice toolkit. Press coverage Giving Voice Westminster Rally and Award Ceremony - The Guardian’s Society Daily, 18 October 2021 How the government cuts are hittting the worst off hardest - Daily Mirror, 11 March 2021 Lost for words - Private Eye, 18 February 2021 [...]

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Key Message Four

Urgent changes are needed to support timely access to speech and language therapy for those who need it. Mainstream services must support the early identification of speech, language and communication difficulties, and ensure timely access to specialist services that are sustained in proportion to need. With more coherent planning and sharing of resources across traditional boundaries [...]

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