Like you, the founder of this charity had an incident which resulted in him having aphasia. In his case, he had a stroke in 2013 at the age of 50. To him and his family, he seemed to be too young to experience a stroke. That is why we welcome anyone of any age. As we have now learned that strokes can unfortunately occur in someones 20’s.

Also like you, the founder was confused and could not fully comprehend what had happened to him. It took him about a year to fully understand what was happening to his brain. 

This charity knows first hand the confusion, frustration and change that a stroke can have on a person and their family.

We know that aphasia is not only a result of a stroke, but also head injury, brain haemorrhage, or a brain tumour. That is why we are focused on supporting anyone with aphasia or similar conditions.

We have many people who come regularly to our drop in groups who have aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia.

We are supported by many professionals such as speech therapists, and organisations such as the Stroke Association, however, we are not professionals ourselves, but people who can offer help and support from first hand experience.

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What we do is important to us: 

From experiencing it ourselves, we understand how much of an impact aphasia has on people's lives. We understand the struggles to adapt to this new way of life after a stroke or brain injury. And we know how isolating it can be. Especially when you cannot communicate in the same way you did before. One of the things that makes this time so isolating is the fact that others do not understand what is happening to you. When family and friends struggle to communicate with you, or struggle to see you as the same person as before, we want to step in and help them to understand your condition.

What the charity does is important because we work hard to help raise awareness and understanding of aphasia, on your behalf.

With better knowledge and understanding of aphasia, comes acceptance and better communication from your friends and family.

We have put together an information booklet to help you and your family understand aphasia.

Say Aphasia Information Booklet


Have a look at our fundraising page and help us help those with aphasia.

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