The Children’s Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service for Hackney and The City is a unique joint service which works across Homerton University Hospital and Hackney Learning Trust (which is one part of the London Borough of Hackney). These two organisations joined together back in 2004 to create a service that has been at the vanguard of service integration. We have proven that we are able to take complex commissioning arrangements and make them work to the benefit of all.
We are based in Hackney in London, but are able to provide services across a wider geographical area. If you are interested in commissioning Speech and Language Therapy services for individual children or young people or for your school, or would like us to come and train your staff please go to the Traded Services area of this website.
All of our staff are qualified Speech and Language Therapist who are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. They all receive regular clinical supervision and we invest heavily in their continued professional development to ensure they are highly skilled. Within the service we have a range of specialist therapists who are able to develop the skills of all staff to ensure that every child and young person receives high quality care. Our team have knowledge and expertise in supporting children and young people with a wide range of needs including:
- Adolescent language development
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Bilingual children with speech, language and communication needs
- Cleft palate
- Complex needs, including a range of physical conditions and syndromes
- Down Syndrome
- Eating and drinking skills
- Hearing Impairment
- Language development an educational context
- Selective mutism
- Specific Language Impairment
- Speech, language and communication difficulties in the context of learning difficulties
- Stammering / fluency
As well as working with parents and carers our staff work together with a wide range of other professionals as part of the team around the child. This joint working ensures that each child receives support across the day.
Find out more about our team’s achievements on the Achievements page.