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Chailey Communication Aid Service (CCAS)

Hub - covering: 
Sussex and Surrey
Service
Area covered 

Whole UK

Population served 

Children and young adults. Referrals can be accepted from all areas, however funding will be sought if SLA is not in place.

Scale 

Approx. 25 per year

Services provided 

Assessment and on going support through Switch, Communication and Mobility Potential (SCAMP) clinics. This clinic can be tailored to meet the client’s needs e.g. communication aid and access only

Communication Outreach Support Package, consisting of 1 day Speech and Language Therapist and 3 days Speech and language Therapy Technical Assistant. This is to provide personalised support and training for a VOCA user and the people in their environment e.g. school staff, social club, family etc.

Staffing 

- Rehabilitation Engineers
- Clinical Scientists
- Speech and Language Therapists

Funded by 

- NHS based service
- Funding for assessment is sought through Service Level Agreements and PCTs or other agencies as appropriate

Permanent or project 

Permanent

Year set up 

1990

Referral process 

Via professionals.