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Regional Communication Aid Service

Hub - covering: 
North East
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.