Northern Ireland

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This page provides information about our work in Northern Ireland.


RCSLT Northern Ireland assembly election 2016 manifesto: ‘Communication at the heart of health and wellbeing’.

Elections for the Northern Ireland assembly will take place on 5 May 2016. We are asking all our political parties to support our high 5 manifesto asks which highlight needs across key areas: health and social care workforce, children, young people, adults and communication disability. We are calling on our politicians to work with us to improve outcomes for people in Northern Ireland with communication and swallowing difficulties and support the work of the speech and language therapy profession.

         For additional information please contact RCSLT NI on 028 9044 6387 or e-mail

Voice Box Northern Ireland

Voice Box is Northern Ireland’s national joke competition designed to raise awareness among children of the fun and importance of communication.

RCSLT NI has teamed up with the Northern Ireland Assembly for the fourth year to bring the Voice Box Awards to Stormont, where the live grand final will be hosted by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly on 7 March 2016. Download the Voice Box toolkit and find more details on the Giving Voice website.
For further information or to request a toolkit, please contact Janet McGookin



Consultation responses





Campaigns and projects

  • Giving Voice
    The Giving Voice campaign aims to ‘give voice’ to people with speech, language and communication needs – to ensure their needs, and those of their carers and families, are met. We equip our members to demonstrate locally how speech and language therapy makes a difference to individuals and society, whilst RCSLT officers work to engage decision makers and the media at a national level.
  • Youth offenders and criminal justice
  • Improvements in stroke care



Alison McCullough, Head of RCSLT Northern Ireland Office

Vivienne Fitzroy:

Janet McGookin:

Telephone: 02890 446385

Postal address: Arthur House, 41 Arthur Street, Belfast BT1 4GB.

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