Speakeasy is a specialist aphasia charity based in Ramsbottom, Bury. A range of professionals and volunteers are involved to help in delivering support and therapeutic activity to people with aphasia and their families.
Aphasia is a complex communication disability caused by a stroke or other damage to the brain. It doesn’t affect intelligence, but it can rob a person of their ability to hold a conversation, to read, write or use numbers.
At Speakeasy, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of people with aphasia, their partners and carers. We create and provide innovative services and resources to help people develop new communication strategies, skills and confidence, so they can re-engage with the world around them.
The majority of our approaches are co-created by people with direct experience of living with aphasia. So we understand what works – and we’re happy to share what we know.