Support for families who have a child with Communication difficulties.


The Children Speech and Language Therapy Service is running a phone service only.  Face to face appointments will only be given if it is urgent.

You can contact the therapy service on 0191 2832484, please note the phone lines may be very busy at certain times during the day, please be patient and try again at another time.  You will be asked to leave a message including your child’s name, date of birth and a contact number and someone will contact you as soon as possible.   

All new referrals are still being accepted. 

Reliable support for Children with Communication Needs can be found at Talking Point at


If your child has a feeding problem you can contact the above number or the Dietician on 0191 4041000.  Again please be patient as they are extremely busy.


Take care and stay safe

Jackie Webb

HLTA Communication/Regional Makaton Tutor