Assessment centres

Your local Assessment centre will be able to evaluate your communication needs, based on your motor abilities, literacy, cognition, vision and lifestyle. Evaluations are conducted by specialists such as Speech and Language Therapists (SLT) or Occupational Therapists (OT). This could include the way the device is carried or mounted, alternative access methods such as a switch, or a deep keyguard to support lack of muscle control in your arms.

Recent legislative changes to the way that AAC services are commissioned in England mean that the processes for getting funding for some devices is changing. For the most up-to-date information please click here.

Training and product loans may be part of the evaluation (our Product Advisors can help with this), in order to ensure that the Assistive Technology identified is the best system for you as an individual, in your own personal and social environments.

Aberdeen
TASSCC
AECC, Balgownie One, Conference Way, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB15 5PZ
Email: tasscc@aberdeencity.gov.uk
01224 814532
website

Barnsley

Barnsley AAC Service
Greenacre School, Keresforth Hill Road, Barnsley, S70 6RG
Email: andreakirton@nhs.net 
01226 248634

Barnsley Assistive Technology Service
Assistive Technology Team, Block 14, Barnsley Hospital, Barnsley, S75 2EP
Email: Barnsley.at@nhs.net
01226 432159
Website

Belfast
Belfast Communication Advice Centre
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Regional Disablement Services, Musgrave Park Hospital, Stockman’s Lane, Belfast, BT9 7JB
Email: bronagh.blaney@belfasttrust.hscni.net 
028 950 468 66

Birmingham
Access to Communication and Technology (ACT)
West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre, 91 Oak Tree Lane, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6JA
Email: phil.palmer@sbpct.nhs.uk
0121 466 3050
Website

Bristol

Adults - Bristol Communication Aid Services
Bristol Centre for Enablement, Highwood Pavilions, Jupiter Road, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5BW
Email: cacadmin@nbt.nhs.uk
0300 3000110
Website

Children - Bristol Communication Aid Service
Claremont School, Henleaze Park, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4LR
Email: cacadmin@nbt.nhs.uk
0300 3000110
Website

Canterbury
Adult Communication & Assistive Technology Service
Clinical & Rehabilitation Engineering Section, Medical Physics Department, East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Canterbury, CT1 3NG
Email: acat.service@nhs.net 
01227 864083
Website

Cardiff
Communication Aid Centre
ALAC – Rookwood Hospital, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YN
029 2031 3956

Chislehurst
Marjorie McClure Specialist School Assessment Service
Hawkwood Lane, Chislehurst, BR7 5PS
Email: laura@mmc.bromley.sch.uk
0208 467 6560
Website

Edinburgh
CALL Scotland
University of Edinburgh, Paterson’s Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ
Email: callscotland@ed.ac.uk
0131 651 6235/6236
Website

Edinburgh
Keycomm
Lothian Communication Technology Service – 1c Pennywell Road, Edinburgh, EH4 4PH
Email: Deborah.jans@ea.edin.sch.uk
0131 3117130
Website

Fife
FAACT
Rothesay House, Rothesay Place, Glenrothes KY7 5PQ
Email: faact.aac@fife.gov.uk
01592 583375
Website 

Glasgow
STCI (Scottish Centre of Technology for the Communication Impaired)
WESTMARC, Southern General Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 4TF
Email: sctci@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
0141 201 2619
Website

Guildford
Physical and Sensory Support Service
South West Area Office, Grosvneor House, London Square, Guildford, GU1 1FA
Email: ruth.mcmorran@surreycc.gov.uk 
01483 517846
Website

Hereford
Herefordshire Paediatric AAC Service
Speech & Language Therapy Service, Benet Building, Ruckhall Lane, Belmont, Hereford, HR2 9RP
Email: dleitch@herefordshire.gov.uk
01432 344 344 / 260 875

Irvine
Ayrshire & Arran AAC Resource
Room 156 Admin Block, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Kilwinning Road, Irvine, KA12 8SS
Email: linda.page@aapct.scot.nhs.uk
01294 323 528
Website

Kent
Kent and Medway Communication and Assistive Technology Service 
The Old Railway School, Wainwright Place, Ashford, Kent TN24 0PF
kentcatadmin@kent.gov.uk or kcht.cat-admin@nhs.net
01233 629 859
Website

Leeds
Leeds Communication Aid Service
Speech & Language Therapy Department, St Mary’s Hospital, Greenhill Road, Leeds, LS12 3QE 
0113 305 5187

Lewes
Chailey Clinical Services (CCS)
Beggars Wood Road, North Chailey, BN8 4JN
01825 722112
Website

Lincoln
Electronic Assistive Technology Service (EATS)
Speech & Language Therapy Dept, 92 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YA
01522 697 282
Website

London

Compass Assistive Technology Service
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, West Hill, Putney, London, SW15 3SW
Email: gderwent@rhn.org.uk
0208 8780 4500 ext. 5099
Website

Assistive Communication Service
Speech and Language Therapy, Parsons Green Health Clinic, 5-7 Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UL
Email: mark.williams@clch.nhs.uk
0208 846 6626
Website

Assistive communication service
Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre community services, Bowley Close, Farquhar Road, London SE19 1SZ
Email: gst-tr.acs-hub@nhs.net
020 3049 7751
Website

CENMAC
Charlton School, Charlton Park Road, London, SE7 8JB
Email: admin@cenmac.com
0208 854 1019
Website

Wolfson Neurodisability Service
Level 10, Main Nurses Home, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH
020 7405 9200
Website

Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Regional Communication Aid Service
Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4QD
Email: communicate@nhs.net
0191 287 5240

Norwich

Norfolk Access Through Technology
ATT Centre, Clare School, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AU
Email: anna.james@norfolk.gov.uk
01603 505 324
Website

Norfolk Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy
Clare School, South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AU
Email: Rebecca.omalley@norfolk-pct.nhs.uk
01603 507 794
Website

Oldham
ACE Centre North
Hollinwood Business Centre, Albert Street, Oldham, OL8 3QL
Email: areeves@ace-north.org.uk
0161 358 0151
Website

Oxford
Oxford Centre for Enablement
Specialist Disability Service - Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LD
Email: tracy.phillips@noc.nhs.uk
01865 737445
Website

Sheffield
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Therapy Services, SHSC, Fulwood House, Old Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3TH
0114 2718754
Website

Southampton
Communication Aids Service
Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Shirley, Southampton, SO16 6YD
02380 796455

Stowmarket
Suffolk Communication Aids Resource Centre
Laurel Centre, Violet House, Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1NL
Email: cathy.doran@centralsuffolk-pct.nhs.uk
01449 776030
Website

Taunton
Somerset Communication Aid Partnership Provision
The Holway Centre, Byron Road, Taunton, TA1 2JD
Email: kholloway@somerset.gov.uk
01823 334 475

Truro
Cornwall AAC Assessment Service
Gannel House, 9 Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY
Email: aswilliams@cornwall.gov.uk
07837 311604

Wakefield
Wakefield Communication Aid Loan Library
Heath View Centre, Queen Elizabeth Road, Wakefield, WF1 4RJ
Email: lclarke@wakefield.gov.uk
01924 303 660

Worcester
Worcestershire AAC Service
ISSS, The Lodge, Bridgewater House, Blackpole Road, Worcester, WR4 9GG
Email: dmitchell@worcestershire.gov.uk
01905 728 923
Website