I am Kate Swinburn. I joined Say Aphasia as a new trustee in 2021. I am a Speech & Language Therapist. Past work: I worked in the NHS for 10 years (in hospitals & in the community), and at Connect – training / publications / policy work until 2013. Since 2013, I’ve done paid freelance work: * supported vulnerable people attending court, * parents who are struggling with young kids. * I’ve advised local health services how to listen to patients (with and without communication disability). Future work: I’m really excited to be asked to work with Say Aphasia. Say Aphasia is a young charity, with dedicated leaders and committed members. It does brilliant work. I hope Say Aphasia have a strong, sustainable future for the charity. Beyond work: I live in Bath. I have 3 grown up kids (one of whom lives in Brighton). I live with my husband, Richard and our Labrador Gertie