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BCHC Plus Speech and Language Therapy 


The BCHC Plus Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service supplements the NHS ‘core’ SLT service funded by local health commissioners. 

BCHC Plus offers a portfolio of additional clinical support and training which schools and other settings can purchase specifically to meet the needs of children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

It is estimated that 10% of all children have long term SLCN, which may be very specific in nature or may be related to other difficulties such as deafness or autism.

In addition, in areas of social disadvantage upwards of 50% of all children may start school with impoverished language which means they are not school-ready. 

Contact Us

To find out more about how BCHC Plus can benefit your school, pupils, families and staff, please contact our BCHC Plus team as follows:


0121 466 6266





BCHC Plus Team 
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Children and Families Division
Old Hall 
Moseley Hall Hospital
Alcester Road
B13 8JL

Schools and other settings that purchase a BCHC Plus SLT service receive scheduled, dedicated time and support, from a named Speech and Language Therapist, within their setting. The work carried out is agreed in advance, tailored to the priorities and needs of each setting and may include interventions at a universal, targeted, and specialist level. Settings may additionally purchase from the menu of staff training on offer from the BCHC Plus SLT service.

Meeting the needs of your School

The Birmingham Speech, Language and Communication Strategy (2014) recognises the need for a skilled children’s workforce who are able to deliver, and support children’s SLCN at universal, targeted and specialist levels. The BCHC Plus service provides bespoke packages of input comprising any of the options shown below.


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