(NHS) Children & Young People’s Speech and Language Therapy Service

The city-wide service provides assessment, diagnosis and appropriate management of children and young people aged 0-16 years (or up to 19 years if the young person attends a Manchester Specialist Support School) who have speech, language and communication needs, including difficulties with fluency, feeding and swallowing, social communication and voice.

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are also involved in helping children use alternative forms of communication such as signs or pictures.

SLTs work with children, families and other professionals in a range of settings. These include home, health centres, schools and early years settings.

Initial appointments will normally be offered at the local health centre or school as appropriate. The type and amount of intervention offered is dependent upon the child’s individual speech, language and communication needs.

If you are worried or need advice you can contact the Manchester Children and Young Peoples Speech and Language Therapy Service (NHS) direct

The service is offered to children who are listed to a Manchester GP or attend a Manchester school.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Philippa Green and Louise Lee
Contact Position
Heads of Service
0161 470 6770 0161 470 6770
Parent Organisation

Where to go

Levenshulme Health Centre
Dunstable Street
M19 3BX
View M19 3BX on a map

The SLT service is delivered in a variety of community settings across Manchester including homes, health centres, schools and early years settings.


Associated Cost


Age Ranges
0 to 16 years (up to 19 for young people with learning disabilities)
Referral required
Referral Details

Completion of the Children’s Community Services Referral form.

Referrals can be emailed to:

Last Updated

Last updated:


Save to Shortlist
Is the information on this page correct? If not, please let us know.