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Regional Communication Aid Service

Hub - covering: 
North East
Walkergate Park, Centre for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, Benfield Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 4QD
Tel:  
0191 287 5240
Contact:  
Julie Ann Young (team secretary)
Email:  
Service
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

Scale 

 -

Services provided 

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

Staffing 

 

- 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 

NHS

Permanent or project 

Permanent

Year set up 

Reconfigured service 2009

Referral process 

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