Newbury Speakability


People with Aphasia from Newbury, West Berkshire and surrounding areas are welcome in our group. We will help you to build your confidence, develop new skills, make new friends and practice speaking. We also have Speech Therapy.

Aphasia affects people in different ways. Many of our group have difficulties with speaking, understanding speech, reading, writing, numbers, dealing with money and telling the time. It doesn’t affect their intelligence. They think in the same way as everyone else but are unable to communicate their thoughts easily. 

We meet on the first and third Mondays of the month at the Chequers Hotel in Newbury at 10:30 am.

We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of the month on Zoom at 10:00 am.  

Speech Therapy is available every week.

Recent activity

Let’s Celebrate

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch at The Chequers to celebrate another year. It was lovely to see so many members and their partners enjoying a good lunch. A big thank you to The Chequers for the good food and service. We appreciate all the support they have given us.

Published 14/03/2022

Enjoying a morning out

On Monday, we celebrated the start of normal meetings from February with some trips out. 

Published 02/02/2022

Raising funds for Speech Therapy

The Good Exchange are helping us to raise money to pay for Speech Therapy until April 2022. Our members pay a contribution towards the costs of their therapy sessions, but we still have a shortfall. 

Published 02/10/2021

One in 100 Fundraising Campaign

We are very excited that the Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Billy Drummond, has launched his year-long One in 100  Fundraising campaign in support of his chosen charity - Speakability.

Published 23/08/2021

Summer Coffee Mornings

We have had two get-togethers over the summer at Thatcham Garden Centre. It was the first time in 18 months that we have seen each other in real life. It was lovely to catch up and also to welcome new members, like Siev and Steph, in real life for the first time! 

Published 23/08/2021