Speech and language therapy operates an open referral system. This means that individuals, carers, or any professional can request assistance where there is a concern about a person’s wellbeing as a result of speech, language, communication or eating and drinking difficulties.
All requests for assistance must have the consent of the individual.
All requests are considered to identify what is mostly likely to help at this point in time. Responses may include:
- signposting to a more relevant source of help