The Communication Advice Centre, N. Ireland

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Regional Disablement Services, Musgrave Park Hospital, Stockman’s Lane
Belfast
BT9 7JB
Tel: 028 950 46866
Contact: Bronagh Blaney
Email: bronagh.blaney@belfasttrust.hscni.net
Additional Contact: Janice Dunbar
Email: Janice.dunbar@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Service

Area covered
N Ireland

Population served
All ages (children and adults), all abilities/disabilities requiring specialist AAC intervention.

Services provided
We work closely with the Health and Social Care Trusts where the person is resident.
Assessments are carried out over several appointments in close liaison with the client and their relevant team.
Equipment Bank – We have a wide range of AAC systems in our loan bank of equipment which are used for assessment.
In some circumstances we also provide AAC equipment for individuals on a long term basis.

Staffing
We have a multidisciplinary team with SLT, OT and Technical support.

Funded by
NHS

Permanent or project
Permanent

Year set up
1980s

Referral process
The Communication Advice Centre service is integrated with Speech and Language Therapy services across N. Ireland. Therefore all referrals must come via the client’s Speech and Language Therapist. The client and their multidisciplinary team are fully involved in any intervention. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact either your local Speech and Language Therapy service or the Communication Advice Centre directly.