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Communication Aid Service East of England (CASEE)

Hub - covering: 
East of England
Box Number 177, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 0QQ
Tel:  
01223 349401
Contact:  
Helen Murphy
Service
Area covered 

Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

Population served 

Individuals who have a severe or complex communication difficulty associated with a range of physical, cognitive, learning or sensory deficits. An individual must understand the purpose of a communication aid, have developed understanding beyond cause and effect and may have experience of using low tech AAC which is insufficient to enable them to realise their communicative potential.

Services provided 
  • Assessment and provision of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions (for example electronic communication aids with voice output for people without speech) for individuals that meet the criteria for assessment by a specialised communication hub.
  • Support with training and development of local AAC services.
Staffing 

Service Lead (SLT), Deputy Lead Clinician (SLT), Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapists, Advisory Teacher, Advanced Specialist Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Engineer, Clinical Technicians, Healthcare Scientist, Administrators.

Year set up 

March 2016

Referral process 

CASEE accepts referrals from local therapy teams. Contact us for a copy of our referral form or to enquire regarding potential referrals.