Aphasia-Reconnect provides long-term peer support groups to people with an acquired communication disability, aphasia, often at a time when statutory support is limited. Peer support (where people with communication disability work together to support each other) is underpinned by an infrastructure of training, partnership, support and supervision. Volunteers are the life-blood of the charity and they are an intrinsic part of the partnership with people with aphasia.
It provides a life-line to many, connecting people with aphasia and introducing them to new opportunity and a network of support. Aphasia can have a profound impact on every aspect of life. Everyday activities such as taking part in a conversation, answering the phone or replying to an email or letter can suddenly become a source of profound frustration and anxiety. We step in where NHS services stop, working with people with aphasia in partnership to tackle the struggles of a life turned updated down, offering peer support, friendship, community and opportunity.
Enthusiasm, initiative and a willingness to learn and engage
We invest in the strengths and expertise of people with aphasia to work in partnership together. A small and dedicated team, volunteers with and without aphasia are the life blood of our organisation. We are receptive to ideas and creativity. We offer good training and ongoing support and supervision.