Compass Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology Service

Hub – covering: West London

Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, West Hill, Putney
London
SW15 3SW
Tel: 020 8780 4500 ext 5237
Contact: Jane Bache
Additional Contact: compass@rhn.org.uk
Email: jbache@rhn.org.uk
Website: https://www.rhn.org.uk/what-makes-us-special/services/compass/

Service

Area covered
West London

Population served
Anyone with a communication impairment who meets the referral criteria.

Scale
Approx. 130 external clients per year.

Services provided
– Assessment and recommendation of AAC, Computer access, environmental control, powered wheelchair control.
– Custom making of equipment, particularly specialised switching and custom mounting for AAC and switches.
– Loans available to any client accepted by the service.

Staffing
– OT
– SLT
– Clinical Technologists
– Technology Support Workers

Funded by
– External referrals primarily funded by NHS, private or legal funding
– No education funding

Permanent or project
Permanent

Year set up
1997

Referral process
Referrals can be made here: https://www.rhn.org.uk/what-makes-us-special/services/compass/ or by phone.