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Somerset Communication Aid Partnership Provision

Service
Area covered 

Somerset

Population served 

Age 3-16

Scale 

Approximately 6-8 for assessment per year (for High Tech aids only)

Services provided 

- Assessment
- Loan
- Provision
- Training
- Short-term support for planning
- Ongoing monitoring

Staffing 

Staff manage hours within their current posts

Funded by 

- NHS
- Education

Permanent or project 

Initially a 3-year project, funding applied for each year now.

Year set up 

2006 for Education. Funding from Health agreed 2008.

Referral process 

Via Speech and Language Therapists to an inter-agency management panel for AAC. If referrals are accepted then assessments can be made.