Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy

Treating communication and swallowing disorders using one to one and group therapy, carer support and advice.

01304 828749

Please contact the team base for your area with any queries, or the service administration office with general enquiries.

Trinity House

01233 667780

Eureka Park, 110-120 Upper Pemberton, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 4AZ

kchft.adultsltashford@nhs.net

0300 123 0785

26 Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3JB

kcht.adultsltcanterbury@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Millmead Children's Centre

01843 282241

Dane Valley Road, Margate, Kent CT9 3RU

kcht.adultsltthanet@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Tonbridge Cottage Hospital

01732 376813

Vauxhall Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 ONE

kcht.adultslttonbridge@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Who we are

We are speech and language therapists who specialise in treating communication and swallowing disorders using one-to-one or group therapy, carer support and advice. Our clients can have a range of long-term conditions including Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia and Huntington’s disease, but we are not generally able to treat patients whose condition is the result of a hearing impairment or who have lifelong conditions such as autistic spectrum disorders. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a referral to our service.

What we do

We work in community clinics, hospitals, private homes and nursing and residential homes to assess, diagnose and help patients manage a variety of communication and swallowing disorders.

The team provides training programmes to tackle such things as communication after a stroke, feeding and communication difficulties for people suffering from dementia and recognising and managing swallowing and vocal problems including stammering and slurred speech.

We specialise in acquired neurological disorders, older adult mental health, voice, head and neck oncology, dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and stammering.

How do you use this service?

You can get in touch using the information here or you can be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

Your comments

September 2017
Ashford

Staff are very caring. Made the extra effort to attend best interest meeting. Thoroughly discussed, effective communication through written reports.

September 2017
Thanet

Very friendly service. Put me completely at ease and helped my voice get back to normal pitch.

September 2017
Whitstable

Very positive, proactive and efficient service. I am overjoyed with the results of therapy and the expertise of Sally, as well as professionalism.

August 2017
Ashford

The care and kindness has been amazing.

August 2017
Canterbury

Very caring understanding therapist. Took time to explain so that I could understand.

August 2017
Herne Bay

Very understanding, explained everything in terms we understood, very professional and excellent customer service skills.

July 2017
Coxheath

I have found the service encouraging, helpful in a friendly and kind way.

July 2017
Canterbury

I received professional and kind attention with good confidence-building advice.

July 2017
Whitstable

Hydrotherapy. A totally excellent service from start to finish, Thank you so much.

June 2017
Coxheath

Cannot fault the service received.

June 2017
Thanet

If not for this service, my voice would have deteriorated further.

June 2017
Canterbury

A friendly, constructive and professional service. It has greatly supported and improved my understanding of myself and my interaction with others.

May 2017
Faversham

Super, professional and helpful appointment.

May 2017
Thanet

My treatment was extremely good and both Annie and Leila were a wonderful help and made me feel at ease. I felt like I could really talk to Leila about anything. She was very approachable.

May 2017
Canterbury

Brilliant care and assessment. Excellent management of dysphagia with a real benefit.

April 2017
Thanet

The service has been a great help in advancing my efforts to make my voice sound more feminine.

April 2017
Canterbury

Everything was explained so well and the treatment/recommendations given worked very well and resolved problem.

April 2017
Coxheath

I now have a voice after not having one for four months.

March 2017
Coxheath

Hannah was very professional in the way she contacted me and organised appointment as well as during appointment. She was clear about everything and extremely helpful with my voice problem. She has an excellent manner.

March 2017
Thanet

It was very informative and with the aid of the animation on the tablet helped me understand.

March 2017
Canterbury

Member of staff - very attentive to patient, didn't rush, very thorough with her assessment. Should be a good example for other therapies. Very pleased with service.

February 2017
Canterbury

I think it's very relaxed and you have been kind to me, you've had lots of understanding with my conditions.

February 2017
Thanet

I have been given a lot of support and guidance with my stammer over the months and my confidence has increased due to this.

February 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

Very professional, kind, explained everything, absolutely wonderful.

January 2017
Ashford

I have benefitted from consistently excellent support and guidance from the local SLT service.

January 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

Supporting and encouraging.

December 2016
Canterbury

Friendly, positive service. Timely. NHS at its best.

November 2016
Thanet

They listen, are friendly and always suggest things to make life easier.

November 2016
Canterbury

I feel that I received not only good advice and direction for my voice but also I feel that where my voice has settled, after therapy, it feels authentic to myself. Thank you.

November 2016
Herne Bay

The therapist was always kind, helpful, encouraging and reassuring.

November 2016
Coxheath

I was really impressed by the difference the sessions have made to my ability to speak.

September 2016
Canterbury

Very lovely care and thank you for getting my voice back on track.

September 2016
Gravesham

The young ladies I saw were very polite, friendly and helpful.

August 2016
Canterbury

I have been given back my voice and this will enable me to live my life again.

August 2016
Coxheath

Found the treatment useful and certainly worked for me. Clear explaination and friendly approach. Always cheerful and helpful.

July 2016
Canterbury

I was given a treatment plan to follow which has improved my voice and confidence enormously. Staff were so kind and encouraging.

July 2016
Thanet

I was very pleased with the concern and kindness shown to my husband.

July 2016
Sittingbourne

Hannah was very helpful and friendly, very approachable and made me feel comfortable. She re-enforced some of what I was doing already and made more suggestions to help me further. Thank you.

June 2016
Thanet

I think my husband was treated with absolute gentleness and respect for his dignity, understanding absolutely the disease and its impact on him.

June 2016
Herne Bay

Sally has been amazingly supportive throughout my treatment therapy.

June 2016
Faversham

Therapist was polite, friendly and warm.

June 2016
Gravesham

Just wanted to say thanks for an excellent service.

June 2016
Sevenoaks

I have found this service so helpful through my whole transition, it has helped me become the person I am today. This has been so important to me.

June 2016
Sittingbourne

Exceptional service has really helped me.

March 2016
Coxheath

Really happy with the results and lots of valuable exercises/information gained.

March 2016
Canterbury

It has been extremely supportive informative and helpful.

January 2016

Therapists have always been helpful and encouraging. (Thanet)

January 2016

We have been given valuable advice and guidance and feel supported. Our therapist inspires confidence. Wonderful. (Herne Bay)