Your Campaign Resources

 

 

Struggling for ideas? Download and print off our new Local Activity Menu. Print on A3 paper for best results!

 

Need Advice?

Are you a student or NQP member of RCSLT? Learn all about Giving Voice as a student/NQP.

Are you an Independent Therapist? Download our guide to Giving Voice in Independent Practice

Do you work with Adults with Learning Disabilities? Download our guide to Giving Voice!

Do you have an ambitious, creative and innovative campaigning idea? Find out how you could apply for the new Giving Voice Local Activity Fund!

Just getting started with Giving Voice? Find out about becoming a Giving Voice Champion.

If you would like support with planning your local activities, please contact Emma Barnes, Giving Voice Coordinator, who will be happy to help.

New! Planning to use video at your giving voice events? Some top tips for SLTs are available here. 

Why Campaign?

For more information on the benefits of campaigning, download our ‘Why Campaign?-England’ and ‘Why Campaign?-Scotland’ resources to share with your team members, managers, and other members of your organisation.

 

The economic case for speech and language therapy

The RCSLT commissioned Matrix Evidence to undertake an economic evaluation of providing speech and language therapy to three specific groups – children with SLI, children with autism and stroke survivors –to pinpoint the benefits generated for these cohorts in relation to the costs of provision. RCSLT members can use the economic models to calculate how much money their local service saves the tax payer each year. This has proved a key resource for local events and meetings with decision makers who are always keen to know what the local picture is.


Seven Signs Booklet
This booklet lists the seven signs of speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties in children and adults and how a speech and language therapist can help. Use these at local events or ask your local GP surgery, clinic or even school reception to display them. Several SLTs have already successfully made this happen! Order your booklets now.

Communication Accessible consent form
If you are working with colleagues, service users or any member of the public to record video clips or photograph them for Giving Voice, it is essential that you seek their consent. Your employer is likely to have their own form, which you should use in the professional context. You might also find it helpful to view and adapt the RCSLT communication accessible consent form.

 

Keep in touch!

Reporting activities survey
Tell us how it’s going! We’re relying on our Giving Voice champions across the UK to keep us up to date on your exciting local campaigning activities. Please use this simple survey to tell us every time you undertake and complete a Giving Voice initiative. It’s vital that the RCSLT can build an accurate picture of how everybody’s local campaigns are contributing to the UK-wide effort to raise the profile of the profession.

 

The Giving Voice Toolkit

The Giving Voice toolkit was produced at the launch of the campaign and remains an excellent in-depth reference for all members of RCSLT seeking to get involved in the campaign.

For your convenience we have separated the toolkit into its 16-page manual and appendices: 

Giving Voice Toolkit
Appendix 1: Giving Voice Introductory Leaflet: England
Northern Ireland, Scotland,
  Wales (Welsh language version)
Appendix 2: Giving Voice prompt sheet
Appendix 3: Communication accessible campaign briefing
Appendix 4: Template letters to local politicians word version
Appendix 5: Template press release word version
Appendix 6a: Speaker points
Appendix 6b: Politicians briefing sheet: EnglandNorthern IrelandScotland
Appendix 7: Example of a service case study
Appendix 8: Giving Voice and your CPD
Appendix 9: Design a Speech Bubble activity sheet
Appendix 10: FAQs

(You’ll need an up to date version of adobe to view these files, you can download the lastest version here).

 

Using the Giving Voice logo

We encourage our campaign supporters to use the Giving Voice logo creatively to help promote the campaign. We’ve seen beautiful and exciting uses to which the logo has been put, including banners, signposts, printed clothing and much more besides. Please read the guidelines on using the Giving Voice logo first.

Giving Voice logo (right click on the loaded image and click ‘Save Image As…’).

Giving Voice Welsh language logo

Giving Voice logo (for email signatures)

Please note, that this logo is to be used for letter heads and email signatures only.  If you would like to use it for any other use, please read our guidelines on using the Giving Voice logo.

 

Order Giving Voice Merchandise

Information about how to order Giving Voice branded merchandise.