Return of AAC equipment

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an important clinical intervention for many people with motor neurone disease (MND).

This information is for health and social care professionals working with people with MND. It provides suggestions for best practice in AAC provision, and where to find more information.

Returning and recycling of equipment is a key step in AAC provision. When equipment is no longer required:

  • NHS England-funded equipment will be returned to the specialist AAC service and CCG-funded equipment will be returned to the local SLT service.
  • In Northern Ireland, equipment will be returned to the Communication Advice Centre in Belfast or the local SLT service (dependent on where it was loaned from).
  • In Wales, equipment will be returned to the specialist AAC service at Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff or the local SLT service (dependent on where it was loaned from).
  • MND Association-funded equipment, where agreed, will be returned to the MND Association for checking, cleaning, resetting and recycling as appropriate.

If you would like more information about AAC, please contact our Communication Aids Coordinator or our MND Connect helpline.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262