"I am an independent Speech and Language Therapist specialising in adult neurology, particularly supporting people with communication difficulties following stroke or other acquired brain injuries.  During my work at Sussex Community NHS Trust, I helped to establish and led the Aphasia Befriending Scheme.  It was through this role, that I met the founder, Colin Lyall, and the inspiring peer leaders of Say Aphasia.  I worked as the Outreach Project Mentor for the Brighton and Hove aphasia drop-in group from February 2014 following its launch in October 2013.  It is wonderful to see Say Aphasia continuing to grow, offering fantastic services across the country to support people with aphasia, particularly the drop-in services. "