This is unlikely to be solved for several years. Maybe, like Covid, it will be the push we need to innovate and consider developing our services to include assistants, technicians, online parent group support and SLT student-delivered services. Often creativity is borne out of crisis.
Currently it feels a bit like we are all spending a lot of time and money competing for the few SLTs looking for change. Im thinking big here, but what if we put that time and money into creating an Innovation/efficiency CEN which focussed on increasing capacity, without losing quality, with existing resources (public & independent sector all together)??
Or maybe there are existing AHP groups that we could join??