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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, and anyone can request involvement, including you or your carer. Written, verbal and electronic requests are accepted. The service is provided free of charge. Each request will be reviewed by a therapist to consider if the service can help. If we are unab;e to help the person who made the referral will be informed of this.  

Sources of Referral

Other professionals may refer the child or young person to the service, e.g. Health Visitors, Learning Disability Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Children's Services, Hospital staff, GPs, Community Paediatricians. 

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

Please click here to download our Referral Form

Please click here to download our Referral criteria

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