Gillian Rudd, a speech and language therapist, and two parents, Dave Harford and Steve Hermon, have tabled a petition on the UK Parliament website. It calls on the UK Government to fund improved support for people of all ages with communication and swallowing needs and better access to speech and language therapy.
The petition can be accessed on this link https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/587872 or for Twitter fans https://twitter.com/RCSLTpolicy/status/1404876367334883332?s=20
10,000 signatures are sought to receive a response from Government. 100,000 signatures for it to be considered for a debate. The petition is open until 9 December and can be signed by any British citizen or resident of the UK.
RCSLT has also set up an e-action for people to contact their MPs. All this requires is a postcode and five minutes. The e-action is accessible on this link: https://rcslt.eaction.org.uk/FundSLT2