WRT work indicates that as at summer 2008 the workforce supply of newly qualified and middle grade speech and language therapists (SLTs) is approximately equal to demand nationally. However there may be difficulty recruiting to some specialist roles. The National Stroke Strategy (2007) is likely to lead to additional community rehabilitation teams. SLTs will be essential members of these teams. Historically Canada, South Africa Australia and New Zealand have been a particular focus for recruitment to the UK workforce.