Meet the team

Who are ‘time to talk’™?

Speech and Language Therapists from South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust deliver ‘time to talk’™:

Deborah Powers

Deborah completed a BSc in Speech Sciences at University College London and qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2002. She then worked for nine years with diverse communities in East London, based in community clinics, child development centres and Sure Start children’s centres where she was a Locality and Clinical Lead Specialist for Early Years. Deborah then worked as a Communication Advisor for the children’s communication charity I CAN before joining ‘time to talk’™ in 2013.





Alex Williams originally developed the ‘time to talk’ strategy and was the Strategic Lead until moving on to pastures new in September 2015. Melanie Packer took over as Strategic Lead, developing and expanding the programme before moving on in January 2018.