1Voice takes a family and social perspective on communication and recognises the great need for adult role models to inspire children and families alike. 1Voice promotes families supporting each other to overcome the isolation that being unable to speak can bring.
NHS England has ring-fenced funding for the national provision of Specialised Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Services, and contracted organisations in each of the 10 NHS Specialised Commissioning Regions across the country to deliver these services.
ACE Centre has been contracted by NHS England to provide Specialised AAC Services in the North West and Wessex & Thames Valley regions.
In the light of these significant changes, ACE Centre is conducting an internal review of their strategic objectives. The input of key stakeholders is an essential part of this process, and ACE Centre are keen that as many people as possible should participate in this ongoing Stakeholder Consultation process.
The Consultation Period will end on 30/04/15. ACE Centre will publish the results of this Consultation on their website www.acecentre.org.uk before the end of July 2015.
The purpose of the Consultation is to ensure that any decisions made by ACE Centre are well-informed by the views, preferences and aspirations of key stakeholders.
To ensure your views are known, please follow this link and complete their on-line questionnaire.
We are excited to announce that Anna and her friends, with team name of FreeWillies are fundraising for 1Voice with a challenge to swim the English Channel.
Their team name derives from the Free Willy movie/story of a killer whale that swims to freedom. This, in a roundabout way, encapsulates the freedom non-verbal people achieve when they have an augmentative or alternative way of communicating. Freedom of speech/communication.
Good luck to the swimmers. Watch this space for updates.
Please support them here at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/freewillys
Thank you to those that did order. Shame we didn't make the goal. Perhaps another time.
1Voice is looking for people passionate about our cause and the work we do as a charity.
Although we have membership for our AAC users, families and supporters; we are looking for those that have a desire to help drive the Charitable Company forward. This is a different sort of member, a Company level member. This level of membership gives you a vote and the opportunity to attend the Annual General Meeting. You can put forth issues, rules and regulations for a vote. In fact, the Board of Trustees/Directors are YOUR representatives. They work for YOU.
As a member-led charity, we would like you to consider joining at this Company level. You do not have to be an AAC user, in the field of all things non-verbal communication - just have a passion for what the Charity does.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07943 618525 for more information.