The Fluency Trust

Courses and Referral

The Fluency Trust, in partnership with Swindon Borough Council (SBC) is unique in providing residential therapy courses in an outdoor activity centre. The combination of challenging outdoor activities and intensive therapy, work to develop greater confidence and self-esteem. These are vital factors in dealing with the emotional and physical challenges of stammering.

Upcoming Course Dates

Assessment Weekend

6th & 7th July 2019


29th July - 2nd August 2019

Follow-up Day

5th October 2019


For children aged 10-13 years



Teens Challenge

For young people aged 13-17 years




The Blockbuster and Teen’s Challenge Courses run alongside each other. Both courses include:

Assessment day
Five day residential course
Follow-up day
Report, liaison with professionals

The assessment day and follow up day are held in Swindon. The residential course is held at Skern Lodge Activity Centre.

Our Aims

The aims of the course are:

To develop confidence in communicating
To develop a more positive attitude to speaking and decrease sensitivity to stammering
To develop strategies for managing stammering and increasing the feeling of fluency control
To develop problem-solving skills and self-help skills
To develop positive thinking skills

Referral Information

Referrals can be made by parents or through a Speech and Language Therapist.

We have 12 places for Blockbuster and 12 places for the Teens Challenge courses. Early referral is essential. Once these places are full, further referrals will be placed on a reserve list

We encourage referrals through a Speech and Language Therapist because of the importance of follow up support after the course.

It is vital that you can commit to all the dates and all the parent sessions.


Referral Form
To refer, please complete the form and return it to us as soon as possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

For more details please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Frequently Asked Questions For Parents



Frequently Asked Questions For Professionals