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Communication and Learning Enterprises (CandLE) Limited

Service
Area covered 

Whole UK, Ireland (Eire)

Population served 

All ages

Scale 

25+ seen per year. Current case load 10.

Services provided 

- Assessment
- Arranging loans
- Ongoing support
- Training
- Research
- Advice on AAC in the curriculum (specialising in differentiation of the mainstream secondary curriculum) , advice on mainstream inclusion and transition to secondary school, supporting special schools in using AAC to improve literacy
- There is also a limited support teaching service available in London and the north of England

Staffing 

(Hours vary)
- 1 Speech & Language Therapist
- 4 Teachers
- 1 Neuro-developmentalist
- 1 Educational Psychologist
- 2 Disability Equality Trainers
- 1 Person-centred Planning Trainer
- 1 Development Worker
- 1 Manager
- 1 Assistant Occupational Therapist
- Access to 1 Clinical Technician (north of England only)

Funded by 

Various

Permanent or project 

Permanent with individual projects as well.

Year set up 

2002 (incorporated 2008)

Referral process 

Self-referral is possible but referral from LEA, PCT, Social Services or an Educational establishment is preferred.