Communication and Learning Enterprises (CandLE) Limited

Suite 105 Ulverston Business Centre, 25 New Market Street
Ulverston
LA12 7LQ
Tel: 01229 585 173
Contact: Becka Kitchin
Email: office@candleaac.com
Website: http://www.candleaac.org

Service

Area covered
Whole UK, Ireland (Eire)

Population served
All ages

Scale
25+ seen per year. Current case load 18.

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.