Living with Aphasia were very happy to help out with the speech and language therapists CommunicationMatters2Me campaign at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. A great event as part of “Your Road to Wellbeing” initiative and thanks for the invite!
The speech and language therapy department put on a fantastic stand with lots of “Communication Challenges” for the public to take part in. Plus activities to highlight the importance of speech and what can happen if this becomes difficult.
Several people from Drop In came along to help out by making speech bubbles with “What Communication Means to You” to post on twitter.
It was a lovely to be working alongside the speech and language therapy team to promote the awareness of speech and language difficulties.
For more information about the Road to Wellbeing Campaign go here
Living with Aphasia has enlisted a regular cake maker! We were so impressed by the delicious strawberry cake Emily made for our launch party she has agreed to become our regular baker. Our Drop In groups will be even more enjoyable!
Emily says she has always been interested in baking so we are very happy to make the most of her talents and look forward to tasting more of her recipes.
Come along to our Drop In at the X Centre, Commercial Rd Exeter and join in with the conversation over tea and refreshments. To see more about what we do go here
Our launch party on the 6th June was a great success! Over 50 people came along to celebrate the beginning of our charity. It was great too see people who had helped us along the journey such as printers, website developers, and designers and to see our finished website and banners in situ.
Living with Aphasia welcomed lots of visitors from local stroke groups and it was lovely to have a space for Laura from The Stroke Association to meet and people too. People involved in research from the University of Exeter came along too plus other related professionals.
Overall lots of cake and tea was consumed and lots more connections and friendships formed. The charity will no doubt build on this success – with one of it’s aims being to continue to enjoy more conversation over cake!
For more information about what we do go here
Living with Aphasia teamed up with the speech and language therapists recently to run a presentation talk on “Aphasia – In Support of Supported Communication of People Living with Aphasia”. It was a great opportunity to highlight the condition of aphasia and ways in which doctors and medical staff at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital can help people with aphasia. It was a great opportunity for Living with Aphasia to work together with the local medical services.
For more information about our work go here
Last year we did some aphasia awareness training with the professionals care staff at Blue Bird Care Agency. Many of their staff work with people who have aphasia or related communication difficulties.
They have since invited up to come along to meet their teams and talk more about aphasia with people from the Drop In.
In the next few months we will be going along to their Exmouth, Honiton and Exeter staff meetings to chat about aphasia and communication issues.
To find out more about raising awareness about Living with Aphasia go here
For more information about BlueBird Care agency go here
The Stroke Association kindly invited Living with Aphasia to join them for a Stroke Drop In at the Oasis restaurant at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.
It was a chance for people at the hospital to join us for cup or tea and chat about what we do.
Juliet Bouverie, the new Chief Executive of the Stroke Association, was visiting the hospital for the day. It was great to talk about how we can work together with all the stroke services and aphasia community in the Exeter and Devon area