Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
We are a team of speech and language therapists and support workers who provide services to children and young people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We offer a range of services for children and young people who have difficulties with:
- Speech, language and communication skills
- Eating, drinking and swallowing skills
The service works closely with families, parents and carers to improve children and young people’s progress in these areas and to ensure that their potential for learning , social and emotional development is reached.
We work in partnership with a range of other agencies and colleagues including schools, Early Years settings, children’s centres, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical teams and the voluntary sector.
If your child meets any of the above criteria then they can be referred to our service by –
- Parent/carer by completing one referral form.
- Schools, nurseries, other educational settings by following our Working Together – Referral Guidelines
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
Please ask the professional referring into our service to let us know if an interpreter is needed for your appointment. Alternately, requests can be made by contacting us on 0116 295 5256.