Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

0300 123 1807 PALS (Patient and Liaison Service), Concept Court, Unit J, Shearway Road , Folkestone, Kent, CT19 4RG
https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk

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Speech and language services - Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy

This service is managed by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Please visit our service page - https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/adult-community-speech-and-language-therapy/ for contact details and more information.

Who we are

We are speech and language therapists who specialise in treating communication and swallowing disorders using one-to-one or group therapy, carer support and advice. Our clients can have a range of long-term conditions including Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia and Huntington’s disease, but we are not generally able to treat patients whose condition is the result of a hearing impairment or who have lifelong conditions such as autistic spectrum disorders. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a referral to our service.

What we do

We work in community clinics, hospitals, private homes and nursing and residential homes to assess, diagnose and help patients manage a variety of communication and swallowing disorders.

The team provides training programmes to tackle such things as communication after a stroke, feeding and communication difficulties for people suffering from dementia and recognising and managing swallowing and vocal problems including stammering and slurred speech.

We specialise in acquired neurological disorders, older adult mental health, voice, head and neck oncology, dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and stammering.

How do you use this service?

You can get in touch using the information here or you can be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

Things you should know

You can contact this service direct using the information given above or you can be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

Locations where this service is available:

  • The Heathside Centre, Coxheath, Maidstone, Kent , ME17 4AH

Last updated on 21 November 2018.

Information supplied by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust