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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACE)

Some children, young people and adults need extra, often expensive, communication aids in order to communicate with others. 

Each local area has an ACE Hub, which coordinates the requests for aids. For Blackpool (and North West England) the hub is at the ACE Centre in Oldham.

Equipment provided is funded by the NHS.

The ACE Centre links into both the Blackpool AAC operational group and the Joint Commissioning Board, which has strategic oversight.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Steve McCormack
E-mail
smccormack@acecentre.org.uk
Website
Ace Centre

Where to go

Name
Ace Centre North
Address
Albert Street
Oldham
Postcode
OL8 3QL

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

If eligibility requirements are met and you have your permanent home address in Blackpool then you may make self referrals to this service via ACE Centre.

See the ACE website for details.

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (3-4 years)
Birth (0-2)
Secondary (11-15 years)
Primary (5-10 years)
Adulthood (16-25)
Needs Level
High
Medium
Low
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
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