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  • Rehab/Clinical Engineer vacancy in our South office

    We would like to recruit a Rehab / Clinical Engineer / Assistive Technologist to work in our South office team. The role would suit an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with an interest in or preferably experience of working with AT and AAC and experience of working with people with a range of disabilities.Salary: £25,951 – £41,967 (NJC scale points 29-47), dependent on knowledge, qualifications and experience.To enquire about this post or request an application...  Read More...

  • Network Day - Book now!

    ACE Centre will be hosting a Network Day in our South office on 11th May 2017, and our North office on 22nd June 2017.  Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Find out more and/or reserve your place here.   Read More...

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  • Bercow: Ten Years On Inquiry regarding children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)

    Share your experiences of SLCN support     As part of Bercow: Ten Years On, a project designed to examine support for children and young people with SLCN in England, I CAN and the RCSLT have launched an inquiry.The Bercow: Ten Years On project team are inviting individuals and organisations to contribute. There are two ways to take part:Submit written evidence sharing experiences of the reality of SLCN support and information for children, young people and their families and ...  Read More...

  • PODD 2 Day Introductory course ACE Centre (South)

    We are delighted to announce that Rosie Clark will be delivering a 2 day introductory workshop to the PODD Communication System at ACE Centre (South).  This event will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017, and is open to professionals, parents and carers.    Read More...

  • NHS training sessions now available for professionals

    We offer a series of free monthly training events in the North West and Thames Valley & Wessex regions to support the use and implementation of Augmentative & Alternative Communication within the framework of the NHS Specialised AAC Service. These sessions are designed for existing and potential referrers to our NHS specialised AAC services and for professionals involved in the establishment or development of local AAC services. These sessions typically run for half a day.   Read More...

  • #communication4ken

    Inspired by the plight of Coronation Street's longest-term resident, Ken Barlow, ACE Centre have teamed up with Communication Matters to raise awareness of the communication issues faced by those who have had a stroke - and of the help that is available.  Join the conversation at #communication4ken  Corrie fans were heartbroken last week to see Ken silenced due to a sudden stroke, surrounded by the Barlow clan and unable to communicate with them - but help is at hand!   ...  Read More...

  • Local AAC Services - find out more!

    Are you an AAC commissioner or practitioner working in the North West or Thames Valley & Wessex region?  Do you want to learn more about emerging AAC services across the region, and about the challenges and benefits of accessing local AAC provision?If so, for those in the North West region, contact Anna Reeves at areeves@acecentre.org.uk or ring her on 0161 358 0151 x 211 and for those in the Thames Valley & Wessex region, contact Martin Fisher at mfisher@acecentre.org.uk or ring hi...  Read More...

  • Want to hear the latest on AAC? Sign up for AACInfo

    AACInfo is a monthly newsletter of all things AAC, developed and edited by ACE Centre, but created by you.  The aim of AACInfo is to provide a summary of the many things going on in the world of AAC.Content is sourced from suppliers, user forums, twitter and email lists. If you have a news item that you think should be included please add it here.To view some example newsletters, visit our archive.If you like the sound of AACInfo, please sign-up here.  There is no charge - and we&...  Read More...

  • ACE Centre stakeholder consultation feedback and non-NHS activity

    Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent ACE Centre stakeholder consultation. A presentation summarising the key findings can be found here. In response to the feedback given to ACE Centre, we have identified a limited amount of additional capacity in order to offer services outside of our NHS Contract.   Read More...

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What we do

The ability to communicate is fundamental to a basic quality of life, yet for many people effective communication is difficult because of a physical impairment, language disorder or learning disability. We work with people of all ages who face such challenges.

We're experts in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT), with core specialist services that include:

We also carry out project and consultancy work for local and central statutory services. For more information on what we do and how we work you can see a video on our work here

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NHS Assessments & Equipment only requests

Read how to refer a client for assessment & provision, or for equipment only requests.

Download current NHS England eligibility criteria for specialised AAC services, and obtain your copy of our Referral Form Equipment Only Request Form and Guidance Notes.

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