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COVID-19 service update:

Learning Disability Speech and Language Therapy - This service continues to operate as normal during COVID-19.

Speech and Swallowing Team -  Any urgent patients are currently being assessed and seen where appropriate. Support may be face to face but where possible remote advice will be given.

Service users who do not require urgent care have been advised that the service is currently on hold and will be notified when full service resumes.

Who’s it for? 

We work with any adult who is over 18, with a Leeds GP who has a speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulty, which is impacting their life. We work in partnership with family, carers, care teams and other care providers to support a holistic approach to care and treatment.

We work across two teams - The Speech and Swallowing team works with people with acquired communication or swallowing difficulties including people with long-term conditions and end of life care needs and developmental needs. The Learning Disability Speech and Language Therapy Team work with adults who have a diagnosed Learning Disability and have communication or swallowing needs which cannot be met within a mainstream service.  

What we offer

  • We will listen to you about your concerns and what is important to you to provide the right support.
  • We will complete a comprehensive assessment to identify all your strengths and needs.
  • We will work with you to achieve your goals which may include providing therapy, offering advice, providing resources or identifying strategies.
  • We may offer training to training to staff teams or families and carers.
  • We work with other services to make sure your health needs are identified and managed.


Our Learning Disability Team offers an open referral service and allows self referrals. Please contact our Single Point of Access number to refer: 

0300 300 1485

Referrals can be made to the speech and swallowing team via your GP or any heath or social care professional including senior care home staff. For professionals, the referral form can be found on Leeds Care Pathways.

Service Downloads

Community Learning Disability Team Easy Read Leaflet

Community Learning Disability Team Referral Form 

Food Textures Information

General Dysphagia Leaflet

Fluids Consistency Information

IDDSI Changes to Food Leaflet

IDDSI Changes to Fluid Leaflet

Learning Disability Speech and Language Therapy 

North and East

Tel: 0113 8557050

2 Asket Place
LS14 1PP

South and West

Tel: 0113 8555393

Poplar House
St. Mary’s Hospital
Green Hill Road
LS12 3QE

Speech and Swallowing Team 

Tel: 0113 8433126 

Woodhouse Health Centre 
Woodhouse Street
Cambridge Road

Children's Speech and Language Therapy

For our children's Speech and Language Therapy Service please click  here

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