Our service

The Community Speech and Language Therapy Team offer expert assessment and management of communication and swallowing problems associated with ageing, stroke, mental health and progressive neurological conditions.

We see clients in hospital, at outpatient clinics, in care homes and, where necessary, at home.

The Community SALT Team offer inpatient and outpatient intervention at various sites across Norfolk.

Home visits can be provided by this service in specific circumstances.


Who we care for

The Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy service sees all clients excluding the clients below who:

  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Have voice problems or head and neck cancer
  • Require more specialist support for needs associated with a learning disability 

These clients are seen by other services.

Clients with swallowing difficulties need a medical referral to the service. For assistance with communication difficulties clients can self-refer or be referred by a Health Professional, family or friends.



Safe Swallowing - Patient information leaflet


Help with health costs

If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). Find out more about the HTCS.


How to have your say

A guide for friends and family carers about ways to help us improve the experience of receiving care from our Service.
How to have your say leaflet