Aphasia Voices is our UK-wide consultation group for stroke survivors with aphasia, a communication disorder which affects around a third of people after stroke.
The group, supported by carers and volunteers, help us to design and improve the support that we offer to people with aphasia and other communication difficulties.
At their meetings they:
- Discuss ways to help others to understand aphasia.
- Develop aphasia-friendly information, training courses and communication tools.
- Share the things that work well in clubs and groups.
Aphasia Voices members meet through workshops but we are also keen to encourage anyone who wishes to get involved – via email or phone, Skype or face-to-face where we can.
“It’s great to see people gaining confidence by coming along,” said the group’s leader, Janet Rockliffe. “If you would like to share your views on aphasia-friendly resources and the way we campaign about aphasia matters, then this is the group for you.”