Suffolk Communication Aid Resource Centre (SCARC)

Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy
Defoe Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 6SG
Tel: 01473 744223
Contact: Della Chubb – Service Lead (SCARC)
Email: scarc@wsh.nhs.uk
Website: https://www.wsh.nhs.uk/Services-A-Z/Childrens-services/Childrens-community-services/SCARC/Suffolk-communication-aids-resource-centre.aspx

Service

Area covered
Suffolk (residing address must have a Suffolk postcode)

Population served
0-25

Services provided
Suffolk Communication Aids Resource Centre (SCARC) is a countywide assessment, support, training and advice service for children and young people up to age 25 to consider use of a Voice Output Communication Aid (VOCA).
– We operate an equipment loan bank for short and long-term loans of communication aids, including responsibility for maintenance and repairs.
– We additionally provide specialist Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) advice for our Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) colleagues and other settings supporting students with communication difficulties.

Staffing
– Principal Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) / Service Lead
– 2x Highly Specialist SLTs
– Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist (OT)
– Communication Aids Practitioner (CAP)
– Communication Aids Assistant (CAA)
– Administrator

Funded by

Permanent or project

Year set up

Referral process
You can refer into our service by filling out our referral form and e-mailing it directly to us. It is always helpful to discuss referrals with us prior to filling in the referral form – please contact us for further information (see contact details above).