With the financial climate hitting all areas of the economy the RCSLT realised the services essential to people who need support with communicating and swallowing could be under threat and that the profession would be heading for a difficult period. As a result, we set in motion our Giving Voice campaign.
Giving Voice will help us and speech and language therapy services demonstrate SLTs’ unique value to national and local decision makers, while showing evidence of their efficiency and value for money. Please click on each link below to find out more.
The RCSLT believes:
Giving Voice will provide a strong platform to support national and local influencing as we move into more severe funding constraints across the public sector. We need your help to make it a success. Remember, speech and language therapy transforms lives: pass it on using Facebook and twitter.
Throughout the course of the campaign we have recruited campaign champions to help spread our message through local events.
The following organisations support the Giving Voice Campaign:
AFASIC - Association For All Speech Impaired Children is a UK based association set up to create improved services and provision for children with speech and language impairments.
The Autism Directory - a one-stop-shop of useful information for Autism families.
British Stammering Association - BSA is the national organisation for all whose lives are affected by stammering.
CityLit - Offer speech and Language courses in the heart of London
Hello Campaign - Hello is being run by The Communication Trust, a coalition of 39 voluntary and community sector organisations with expertise in children’s speech, language and communication. The RCSLT and the Communication Trust released a joint letter which can be found here.
Kids Count - Kids Count is a grass-roots think tank aiming to find practical solutions to the broad spectrum of issues that affect children and young people in urban and rural communities.
The National Literacy Trust - an independent charity that transforms lives through literacy
The Stroke Association - The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages.
If you would like to support the Giving Voice Campaign, please email Emma Barnes.