singing xmas group Christmas

We are looking forward to our Christmas Lunch on the 10th December when our Singing group will perform Christmas songs for us. It is such a joy to hear people with aphasia sing out loud and we have a lot of fun and friendship. Our choir has grown in numbers and expertise and we have […]

Spreading the word!

Aphasia is a complicated condition and it can be difficult for people to understand the impact it can have on people’s lives. Aphasia can happen to anyone at any age. We are spreading the word about our vital support for the ongoing recovery from aphasia after stroke or brain injury. It’s great to spread the […]

Celebrate with Living with Aphasia!

What a fantastic turn out we had for our 2nd year party! It was a great occasion to celebrate everything that we do. Thank you to everyone that came along to join us. Watch our video. Plus we had a fantastic performance of the singing group with tarantulas! Our own Aphasia Song, written by Emily, […]

Two Years On!

Time has flown by over the last two years since we started as a charity! We’ve grown in numbers and have formed a real community of people who understand aphasia. Plus we now run 3 successful groups– our conversation drop in, singing and creative art sessions. To celebrate we are having a 2nd year anniversary […]

Creative Art Exhibition

We are so excited about our first art exhibition at the Phoenix Centre Walkway Gallery. Since starting our sessions people have produced amazing works and rediscovered their confidence in their creative skills. A renowned local artist, Ray Balkwill, opened our exhibition on Thursday 14th March and it was wonderful to see all our achievements. Take […]

Helping Communication

We’re all about helping and having a good chat to make you feel good. We recently purchased an Ipad and uploaded photos of the things we are getting up to. It’s been amazing how much we use it to share stories, learn about others and start off conversations. For example, Andi found it helped him […]

Christmas Celebrations!

We had an amazing attendance of 50 people – our largest party ever! Our celebrations included a fabulous performance of our Sing Aphasia group. We have had a great year with our all our groups growing. Next year we will be moving into a larger room for our Drop In! A BIG thank you to Emily […]

Cathedral Concert

Cathedral concert

A BIG thank you to the EMG Symphony Orchestra who gave a fantastic performance of ‘Death in Venice’ at the Cathedral. We were grateful to be their charity of the evening. Thank you Nigel for making this happen. What a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of aphasia! We also raised money on the retiring collection […]

Training in Aphasia Awareness at the Hospital

training at hospital

Living with Aphasia was delighted to help out the Speech and Language Therapists with their Aphasia Awareness Training. The ward staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital learnt more about the impact of aphasia on everyday life. Everyone had a chance to talk to our volunteers about their experiences. What a great opportunity to […]

Business Help for Living with Aphasia

aphasia awareness business

Living with Aphasia is overwhelmed by the support of business in our area. Great conversations for people with aphasia need some support. Finding words can be tricky. Props such as magazines and photographs can make communication easier and less frustrating for everyone. How fabulous that local businesses are willing to help us out. W.H Smith […]