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Speech and Language UK

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Speech and Language UK want every child to face the future with confidence. For 1. million children in the UK, learning to talk and understand words feels like an impossible hurdle. So the charity gives children and young people the skills they need so they aren't left behind, waiting to be understood.


Information and Support - If you think your child is having challenges with talking and understanding words, Speech and Language UK are there to help you. Their free resources and services help with understanding what to look out for, explain how to get support, and provide some simple ways you can help your child at home.

Educator Hub - Whether you’re working with early years, primary or secondary students, Speech and Language UK can help you support children who struggle with talking and understanding words.

Driving Change - Speech and Language UK puts pressure on politicians to prioritise support for children with speech and language challenges and educate the public about what it’s really like to be one of the 1.7 million children with challenges learning to talk and understand words.

Adviceline for families - The charity's advice line is designed to give parents or carers and practitioners a chance to discuss questions or concerns about a child’s speech and language development with one of their speech and language therapists (SALT). The service is free.

Other services include:

Speech and Language UK is the operating name of I CAN Charity, which is a registered charity (no. 210031). Please note: The Communication Trust (TCT) is now part of Speech and Language UK.

National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 99 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN)
Eligibility criteria
Open to Everyone
Provider category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs


2 Angel Gate, Hall Street
United Kingdom


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Last updated 20 March 2024