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Speech Bubbles social franchise launches

Start a Speech Bubbles project with schools in your area and make a difference to children with a speech, language and communication need.

We have overwhelming evidence to suggest that in areas of social disadvantage upwards of 50% of children are starting school with a speech, language and communication need. These communication needs, if left unaddressed, are strongly linked in later life with unemployment, relationship breakdown and involvement with the Criminal Justice System. 

The good news is that theatre makers are uniquely placed to support young children to develop their communication skills and, the intrinsically linked, social and personal wellbeing. 

Speech Bubbles has been supporting children with communication needs in Southwark and Lewisham since 2009. In 2012 with support from SHINE we launched the partner programme which works in Enfield, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Manchester, Rochdale and Oldham. Now,  we are in the position to expand the reach of the project and work with new partners to develop Speech Bubbles project in their own areas...

"It has been a pleasure partnering with London Bubble to roll the Speech Bubbles model out into schools in Tower Hamlets. It’s been great to be able to pick up an already packaged and tried-and-tested programme and deliver it in our own unique settings, using our knowledge of the needs of local children to further develop the model"
Beccy Allen, Producer (Creative Learning) Half Moon Young Peoples Theatre

Find out more about how you can become a Speech Bubbles social franchise partner HERE