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Speakeasy 35 Appeal

Speakeasy is in the 35th year of providing award-winning activity improving the lives of people affected by aphasia.

Can you raise £35 or multiples over this next year to help us celebrate this milestone?

You may have some ideas of how to do this but we have plenty of ideas to share if you get stuck. We can make it easier for you with things to help: leaflets, video clips, giftaid forms, collection buckets & boxes, etc.

Get in touch to let us know how you’d like to get involved!

Donations can be made online at justgiving.com/speakeasy

Speakeasy Annual Conference Announced – 15th October 2019

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For people who have aphasia, their carers and staff working with them.

15th October 2019

10.00am – 2.30pm

Christchurch & Neighbourhood Centre

Great Eaves Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 0PX

Topics will include:

·       Increasing awareness of Aphasia

·       Update on stroke services in Greater Manchester

·       Poetry & Aphasia

·       Aphasia one-handed cookery

·       Recent Speakeasy projects

·       What is next for Speakeasy

Most presentations are given by people with Aphasia.

·       Cost £10 for members/people visiting with Aphasia

·       £15 for healthcare staff and professionals

·       Lunch included

Please book your place in advance. Cheques payable to Speakeasy

People who have aphasia can come along on their own although carers and healthcare professionals are very welcome to come too.

Please ring or email us if you would like more information.

01706 825802   

   office@speakeasy-aphasia.org.uk

New accreditation for government employment scheme

Speakeasy is supporting the new government workplace initiative Disability Confident, a scheme which aims to highlight and recognise employers’ commitment to championing disabled people’s potential within their organisation.

The first level of the scheme recognises employers who have read, and committed to the principals, such as promoting employment, training and empowerment of disabled people in the workplace. It is known as Disability Confident Committed and allows firms to display this logo.

The second level of accreditation is awarded for firms hat actively promote and employ disabled people through apprentice scheme, training, work experience and paid employment. With its track record of innovative employment practices, inclusion and education, Speakeasy expects to qualify for Level 2 – Disability Confident Employer.