Room 156 Admin Block, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Kilwinning Road Irvine KA12 8SS Tel: 01294 323 528 Contact: Ayrshire & Arran AAC Resource Email: [email protected] Service Area covered Ayrshire and Arran Population served Children and adults who require AAC services. Scale Approx 40 new referrals to service each year. Clients referred to the resource remain on local SLT’s caseload. Services provided The SLT from the AAC resource provides assessment services and short and long term loans of equipment, support and training to the client, carers, family members, and to therapists and other professionals. Training is also provided to NHS staff and education across the three local authority areas covered by NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The SLT from the AAC Resource provides ongoing technical support and maintains a loan bank of equipment. Staffing - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (18 hours per week)- Speech and Language Therapy Assistant (7 hours per week) Funded by NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Board Permanent or project Permanent Year set up 1996 Referral process Open referral system to AAC Resource, though the majority of referrals come from SLT’s.