Ayrshire & Arran AAC Resource

Room 156 Admin Block, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Kilwinning Road
Irvine
KA12 8SS
Tel: 01294 323 528
Contact: Ayrshire & Arran AAC Resource
Email: linda.page@aapct.scot.nhs.uk

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.