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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:  
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.