Volunteers support conversations between people. Tips such as writing things down, taking time to listen and using visual props such as diagrams, maps or pictures all help.
Volunteers help with fundraising and administration tasks in the charity.
We work closely with the local speech and language therapists to provide support and Conversation Partner training for our volunteers.
Here’s what some of our volunteers have said about their experience with us.
“I enjoy getting to know people – we have lots of varied conversations and a few laughs, all over tea and cake – the perfect way to spend a couple of hours!”
“For anybody interested in language, communication and stroke the group provides a great opportunity to learn about what it’s like for people living with aphasia … and the different ways in which you can support people with communication difficulties.”
Living with Aphasia is no longer needing volunteers.