We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
Speech and Language Therapy is provided to adults across Pennine Lancashire in their own homes, in hospital and out patient clinics. Services are delivered by qualified and registered Speech and Language Therapists.
The service is open to people over 16 years of age who have acquired problems with speech, voice, language and/or swallowing, often as a result of an illness or surgical procedure. We also provide a service to some children with voice difficulties.
Speech and Language Therapy students from various universities gain clinical experience in the department, working under the supervision of experienced staff.
Adults with acquired disorders of communication and swallowing, including:
Please note the following services are provided by Lancashire Care Foundation Trust:
You can refer yourself to Speech and Language Therapy or can be referred by a medical consultant, your GP or another member of the hospital or community team.
Adults with acquired disorders of communication and swallowing:
Adults and children with voice disorders
Adults and children with voice disorders are seen at St Peter’s. The voice department at the Royal Blackburn Hospital see adults with the occasional child.
The service operates between Monday to Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm and operates an open referral system for adults with communication and swallowing difficulties.
The main Speech and Language Therapy department, East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Community teams – 01282 804075
St Peters Primary Healthcare Centre for Voice patients in East Lancashire: 01282 628359
Royal Blackburn Hospital for Voice patients in Blackburn with Darwen: 01254 732866
Please be aware all new Voice/head and neck referrals are made via the ENT Dept.
Feeding Safely Checklist
Role Matrix Health Education England eLearning
Dysphagia Guide elearning resource
Improving Oral Health for adults in Care Homes
The way we describe modified diet/fluids for patients with swallowing problems is changing internationally. Please see the documents below for more information.
IDDSI Audit sheets
Adult SLT Referral Form - Please download this form to your computer and then complete the saved version. This form will not work if opened in the web browser!
1. Download the form to your device
2. Complete all Fields before submitting
3. Press the 'Save As' button, save in a secure folder and email as an attachment. Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Any issues please contact the Speech and Language Therapy Service
If you do not receive email confirmation after submitting a Referral Form, please email email@example.com for advice.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)