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Regional Communication Aid Service

Hub - covering: 
North East
Area covered 

Cumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland, County Durham, North Tees, South Tees and Northumberland

Population served 

Any age with severe speech impairment



Services provided 

- Visiting Assessment Service
- Equipment loan
- Some equipment provision
- Some training
- Advice service



- Community Services Lead
- RCAS & ECS Service Lead – Clinical
- Clinical Engineer (full-time)
- Equipment Officer (full-time)
- Administrator (full-time)
- Speech and Language Therapy Assistant (full time)
- Speech and Language Therapist (full-time) 


Funded by 


Permanent or project 


Year set up 

Reconfigured service 2009

Referral process 

Open. Referral Form to be completed. Local services to be involved to provide ongoing support.