The Willy Russell Centre

The Willy Russell Centre for Children and Adults who Stammer offers specialist speech and language therapy for people in Liverpool. It is run by Alder Hey Children's NHS.

What ages is it for?

All ages.

What do they do?

Following a detailed assessment, therapy is tailored to the unique needs of the individual. Therapy with young children tends to be indirect, i.e. it enables parents to understand their child’s stammering and the best ways to facilitate him/her speaking more easily.

With older children and adults, the aims of therapy include being less restricted by stammering and communicating confidently in all situations. Where appropriate, therapy is provided in groups, as well as individually.

Parents’ involvement is also a critical component in therapy for older children. As well as supporting families, the service works closely with teachers and other professionals, e.g. by providing advice and information. 

Who delivers the therapy?

A team of experienced specialist Speech and Language Therapists.

How much does it cost?

Free. Currently, the service is for people who live in Liverpool or have a Liverpool GP.  

Where is it based?

The Willy Russell Centre for Children and Adults who stammer, Abercromby Health Centre, Grove St, Liverpool L7 7HG.

How can I find out more?

Email Dr Hilary Liddle at

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