- Very few people have heard of aphasia
- It affects over 300000 people in the UK alone
- Few people understand the devastating impact aphasia can have
- Even fewer understand how to make a difference
Speakeasy works to increase the awareness of aphasia. We link with local newspapers to highlight the challenges and take opportunities to inform people when we can.
Our SpeakUp champions work tirelessly to raise aphasia awareness among the public and therapy professionals. They are people who have aphasia, and experience of living and working well with commnication challenges. Funded by The Big Lottery, the project goes from strength to strength.
We deliver talks to community groups and businesses; previous talks have been for such clubs as rotary, lions, probus, townswomens guild, womens institutes, church groups, schools, rehabilitation teams, stroke units and other charities. Our talks have been developed over the last six years and is available for any community groups in the area. It lasts between forty minutes to an hour and is visually supported with a projected slide show (we can bring our own equipment).
“It was fantastic, I learned so much. It was so amazing and inspiring that these people could stand up in front of an audience and tell us about aphasia”
Please contact us if you know of anyone who would like to arrange a talk.