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Children's Speech and Language Therapy - Lancashire


The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service aims to provide evidence based services that anticipate and respond to the needs of children and young people who experience speech, language and communication difficulties. 

Speech and Language Therapy works in partnership with individuals and their families and with other professions and agencies to reduce the impact of these often hidden and isolating difficulties on people's wellbeing and their ability to participate in daily life. 

Through cooperative working with children/young people and those around them, the Speech and Language Therapy Service will provide assessment, diagnosis, therapy, practical advice and equipment to support children in developing and achieving academically, socially and emotionally to reach their full potential. 

Address and contact information

Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9HT
01772 644512 - Chorley & South Ribble, 01772 777318 - Greater Preston, 01695 684300 - West Lancashire, 01254 283814 - Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale, 01282 628359 - Burnley and Pendle, 01254 283103 - Blackburn with Darwen

Criteria for Referral

There is open access to the service, anyone with the consent of the child’s parent or carer can refer to the service.

Other professionals may refer the child or young person to the service e.g. Health Visitors, Nursery Nurses, Schools, Learning Disability Nurses, Children’s Services, Hospital Staff, Community Paediatricians, GP’s.

The child or young person should:

live in a relevant locality area
be registered with a GP in a relevant locality area
be age 0 to18 years (up to 19 if in specialist education)
have a speech and language difficulty that is affecting their functional life skills or access to their environment.

Visit the website Referral :: Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust ( for more detailed referral information.

Referrals are accepted via:
Referral and Assessment Centre
Room FD GF 34
Daisyfield Mill
Appleby Street
Telephone: 01254 612600
Fax: 01254 283712
Email: C&


01772 644512 - Chorley & South Ribble 01772 777318 - Greater Preston 01695 684300 - West Lancashire 01254 283814 - Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale 01282 628359 - Burnley and Pendle 01254 283103 - Blackburn with Darwen

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-4 years old
5-11 years old
11-16 years old
16-19 years old