A new website titled Let’s Talk was launched on 3rd October 2016, developed by the NHS Lothian Speech and Language Therapy department in conjunction with an external contractor. The website in its current form arose from short term funding from a CEC grant. The website has a health promotion focus and aims to allow early years workers and parents/carers to access information that will support young children’s communication skills.
We are seeking funding to develop the website by adding a facility that would enhance the accessibility of information through video and audio media, and also add functions that would benefit families whose first language is not English. We are also seeking funding for promotional materials which will increase awareness and use of the website, and decrease reliance on NHS Lothian staff to provide the information individually.