Adult Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) services are provided across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Speech and language therapists work with adults who have speech, language, communication and/or eating and drinking needs. Teams include speech and language therapists, speech and language therapy assistants and support staff.

Speech and language therapy usually includes:

  • Assessment
  • Advice
  • Diagnosis
  • Therapy – this may be direct (working directly with the individual) or indirect (therapist working through a carer or other professional)
  • Programmes and resources to support work at home and in a setting
  • Training – person specific or topic specific

Therapists work in the community in a wide range of settings. These include: family homes, nursing homes, community clinics, hospital and day centres.

We work in partnership with a range of other agencies including social services and the voluntary sector.

It may be appropriate to provide advice to help carers support someone experiencing communication difficulties.

What will happen at speech and language therapy?

The speech and language therapist will ask you some questions about your communication, voice, eating and drinking. It is helpful if you bring any other referral letters you have had. The therapist may ask you to read aloud or name some pictures to hear you speak. Or they may watch you eat and drink. They will discuss their findings with you and agree on the next steps.


How to refer to speech and language therapy?

A referral can be made by a GP and other health/social care professionals or by an individual or their family/carer. Please contact your local SLT team for referral advice.

North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre,
Dawlish Drive,

Telephone: 01782 234481

South Staffordshire

Samuel Johnson Community Hospital,
Trent Valley Road,
WS13 6EF

Telephone: 01543 412900 ext 3001


Suites 105-6, High Green Court

Newhall Street



WS11 1GR


County Hospital,
Weston Road,
ST16 3SA

Telephone: 01785 257731 ext 4207


St. George's Hospital
Corporation Street
ST16 3AG

Telephone: 0300 790 7000



The Redwoods Centre
Somerby Drive
Bicton Heath

Telephone: 01743 210040

The Flanagan Centre,
St. George's Hospital,
Corporation Street,
ST16 3AG

Telephone: 01785 221576

Friary Day Service,
First floor,
St. Michael’s Court
Trent Valley Road,
WS13 6EF

Telephone: 01543 442030


Mytton Oak Unit
Mytton Oak Road

Telephone: 01734 211 210