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Bristol Communication Aid Service (BCAS)

Hub - covering: 
South West
Service
Area covered 

Whole UK, SW England

Population served 

All ages

Scale 

220 referrals per year

Services provided 

• Assessment
• Short term loan of equipment for evaluation.
• Provision of equipment for long term use.
• Quality assurance evaluation
• Training
• Research

Staffing 

• 3 Speech and Language Therapists
• 1.5 Occupational Therapists
• 0.5 clinical scientist
• 3 assistant practitioners
• 1 equipment manager

Funded by 

NHS England

Permanent or project 

Permanent

Year set up 

1981

Referral process 

Referrals must be made by a Speech and Language Therapist. Contact the Bristol Communication Aid Service for an informal discussion and to request a referral form.