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
Where to go
- Ace Centre North
- OL8 3QL
- Referral required
- 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 Age Bands
Early Years (3-4 years)
Primary (5-10 years)
Secondary (11-15 years)
- Needs Level
- SEN Provision Type