Regional Communication Aid Service

Hub – covering: North East

Walkergate Park, Centre for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, Benfield Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 4QD
Tel: 0191 287 5240
Contact: Julie Ann Young (team secretary)
Email: rcas@ntw.nhs.uk
Website: http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/sd.php?l=2&d=9&sm=35&id=243

Service

Area covered
Cumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland, County Durham, North Tees, South Tees and Northumberland

Population served
Any age with severe speech impairment

Scale

Services provided

– Visiting Assessment Service
– Equipment Loan Service
– Training and Professional Advice/Supervision

Staffing

Team Lead/ Clinical Engineer (full-time)

Advanced Occupational Therapist (full time equivalent)
Advanced Speech and Language Therapist (full time)
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (full time)
Clinical Technologist (full time)
Assistant Practitioner (full time x2)
Equipment Officer (full-time)
Technical Administrator (full time)
Administrator (full-time)
Admin assistant (part time)

Funded by
NHS

Permanent or project
Permanent

Year set up
Reconfigured service 2009

Referral process
Open. Referral Form to be completed. Local services to be involved to provide ongoing support.