The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is running the Giving Voice for People with Dementia campaign to improve the quality of care received by people with dementia, their families and their carers. People with dementia and their carers have a range of needs in communication, safe eating and drinking which should be met by individuals with the appropriate clinical expertise or those who have been trained by people with that expertise
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists calls upon Governments, commissioners, budget holders and care providers to:
Speech and language therapists work in a variety of settings supporting those with dementia including specialist memory services, older people’s later life community mental health teams, acute hospital wards, care homes, community services, learning disability services and forensic services.
Meet your decision makers. Arrange to meet your local MP, MSP or assembly member and share your stories about the difference speech and language therapists can make to people with dementia and their families.
Raise awareness in your community. Hold events to raise awareness of speech and language therapy at your local hospital, care homes, universities and at your community events.
Share your stories. Send up your stories of how Speech and Language therapists have provided support to people with dementia and their families. Sign up to the mailing list to find out more about the campaign. RCSLT members can find information and resources to help their campaign activity here.
Read more on dementia on the RCSLT website
Download our leaflet Speech and language therapy works for people with dementia - Scotland.
Download our Dementia and Communication Poster, aimed at GPs and other professionals, to display.
Download our Supporting people with dementia leaflet for commissioners
Print off our Key information leaflet, designed for decision makers.
Download the Giving Voice for people with dementia leaflet
If you require hard copies of these leaflets to use at events, please get in touch.