Around a third of stroke survivors suffer from aphasia, a language disorder which can affect speech, comprehension and reading and writing skills. The Stroke Association has the skills and experience to help people with these communication disabilities.

I get frustrated when people can’t understand me.
– Stroke survivor

Our services enable people to continue to relearn new skills of communication and to rebuild their confidence, which can be badly affected by the loss of their previous communication skills.

Stroke survivor working with a Life After Stroke coordinator

Who is this service for?

Stroke survivors report that their communication disability leaves them feeling isolated and alone. Feelings of loneliness and low self-esteem can lead to long-term psychological distress. They need specialist support from professionals who understand the challenges and emotional impact stroke and aphasia bring.

What we offer through our service

Our Communication Support service is designed to enable stroke survivors to achieve the best possible level of communication, whilst improving confidence and independence.

Our service offers support driven by the identified needs and desired outcomes of both the stroke survivor and carer. We offer a range of support options including:

  • one to one support
  • peer support networks
  • focused workshop sessions
  • signposting and referral
  • individual carer support and education
  • community education
  • regular reviews.
Stroke survivor using a communication aid

Get more information regarding our Communication Support service from our leaflet.

Find out more

To enquire about or commission our Life After Stroke Services, please contact us at