North East Essex – Speech and Language Therapy for Adults

The Speech and Language Therapy Service supports people aged 16 and above who have a speech, language, communication, voice and/or swallowing problem. They provide:

  • assessment
  • individual and group therapy
  • practical advice
  • education and self-management advice for patients, carers and family
  • communication aids or referral for specialist equipment when clinically required

Conditions include:

  • dementia
  • traumatic brain injury
  • cerebral palsy
  • long term conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis.

The Speech and Language Therapy Service also offer a service for dysfluency (stammering) and voice feminization.

Referral criteria

Referral criteria can be found under the documents section of the website below.


Who the service provides for

16 year olds and above who are registered with a GP in Colchester, Tendring and/or an inpatient at Harwich or Clacton Community Hospitals.


Hours of operation

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.


Phone number

01206 588260

Operational locations

  • Colchester
  • Tendring