National award for SLT support worker

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Mike (left) with RCSLT President Sir George Cox – photo credit Geoff Wilson

A speech and language therapy support worker has been presented with a national award by The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Mike Carlin received the Giving Voice Award in recognition of his dedication to raising awareness of people’s communication needs in Tayside and creating a new, inclusive choir for Makaton sign language users to participate in.

The judges were impressed with Mike’s commitment to supporting people with communication difficulties. They also recognised the positive impact the choir has had on many individuals and how it has provided a safe environment for people to develop their communication skills and confidence.

The annual Giving Voice Awards celebrate those who have campaigned to highlight how speech and language therapy transforms lives. They are presented to those that have made particularly valuable contributions to improving the lives of people with communication and/or swallowing needs.

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