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PM praises ACE Centre

PM praises ACE Centre

The PM spoke highly of the work of ACE Centre and promised to enhance provision for children and adults who need AAC in repsonse to a question by Paul Maynard MP at PMQs on Wednesday 13th March 2013:

Paul Maynard (Blackpool North and Cleveleys) (Con):

I know that the Prime Minister recently visited the ACE Centre in Oxford, and I am sure that he shares my view that it does a fantastic job helping young and disabled people to communicate more effectively using technical aids. What guarantees can he give that augmentative and assistive communication aids will be made available to more young people than is currently the case, so that everyone who could benefit from them is able to do so?

The Prime Minister:

I am really grateful to my hon. Friend for raising this issue. The ACE centre, which was previously in Oxford and is now located in my constituency, has done incredible work for people with disabilities over many years. It is making the most of the extraordinary changes in technology. When I visited it recently, we looked at a whole raft of ways in which we could make sure that the NHS is making these things available to more people, and I am very committed to working with my hon. Friend and the ACE centre to make sure that that happens.