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Communication Aid Service East of England (CASEE)

Hub - covering: 
East of England
Box Number 177, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Hills Road
01223 349401
Catherine Hale
Area covered 

Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. 

Population served 

Individuals who have a severe or complex communication difficulty associated with a range of physical, cognitive, learning or sensory deficits. An individual must understand the purpose of a communication aid, have developed understanding beyond cause and effect and may have experience of using low tech AAC which is insufficient to enable them to realise their communicative potential.

Services provided 
  • To assess and provide Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions (for example electronic communication aids with voice output for people without speech) for individuals that meet the criteria for assessment by a specialised communication hub.
  • To support the establishment, training and development of local AAC services.

Lead Clinician/Speech and Language Therapist, Deputy Lead Clinician/Speech and Language Therapist, 2 x Speech and Language Therapists, Advisory Teacher, 4 x Occupational Therapists, Rehab engineer, Administrator.

Year set up 

March 2016

Referral process 

We accept referrals from local therapy teams. Contact us for a copy of our referral form. Local Services to be involved to provide on-going support.