Who are our supporters?
As well as our Consortium members, we work with a number
of other organisations to help reach our goals:
BT is a founding member of the Trust and sits on our programme
board to provide support and ensure we are reaching our
On top on this, we worked in partnership with BT to deliver the
successful Hello campaign, the
national year of communication. Amongst other support, BT
generously supported the publication of Small Talk, a
booklet for parents with young children, provided us with fantastic
venues for events such as the BT Tower in London, and also
Gym, a resource for 14-19 year olds to help develop their
Pearson Assessment is the leading provider of educational and
speech and language assessments and became a charitable partner of
the Trust in 2010.
It also significantly supported the Hello campaign in 2011.
This included publishing a series of highly respected booklets,
Universally Speaking, which
provides practitioners guidance on where children should be with
their communication skills at certain ages.
Together we held the first ever communication awards, The Shine
a Lights Awards, to highlight the fantastic work being done by
schools, businesses and individuals to support children and young
Please click here to find out more about
Shine a Light.
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
(RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists
in the UK; providing leadership and setting professional
We work closely with RCSLT to ensure that their expertise
and networks are linked with our programme of work. Where
appropriate we collaborate on projects and consultations to ensure
there is a joined up approach across the sector.
City & Guilds
City & Guilds, one of the largest Awarding bodies in
the UK has worked in partnership with The Communication Trust to
secure 7 units on the Qualification and Credits Framework. With the
support of City & Guilds for the first time a speech, language
and communication unit has been included as a mandatory part of
initial training for early years practitioners as part of the new
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's
Additionally to this with the support of City & Guilds a new Level
3 Award is now available entitled 'Supporting Children and
Young People's Speech, Language and Communication'.
Pre School Learning Alliance
The Pre School Learning Alliance is a leading early years
membership organisation and one of the largest providers of quality
childcare in England.
The Pre School Learning Alliance is supporting workforce
development in speech, language and communication through acting as
an umbrella awarding centre for the Level 3 Award
- Supporting the speech, language and communication of
children and young people. Via their e-learning tool, Learning
Assistants, consortium members and public bodies have a medium to
assess and support learners virtually.
The Manchester Federation is working in partnership with The
Communication Trust as part of the Talk of the Town project. This project
is a community wide approach to early identification of speech,
language and communication needs (SLCN) and embeds a continuum of
effective support for children and young people with SLCN so that
every child and young person has the opportunity to fulfil their
It's an example of multi-agency working between a range of local
and national partners across Wythenshawe, a town in South
Manchester. The project will share best practice, disseminate
learning and hopes to promote duplication in other local