Aphasia Support (Speak with IT) is a registered charity that helps people with aphasia to communicate with confidence.
Aphasia affects a person’s ability to speak, read, write and understand language. It can happen as a result of stroke, head injury or other illness.
Trained volunteers help people to learn computer therapy programs available on iPad and Android devices, and use supported conversation to help people with their communication goals. All our volunteers are trained by speech and language therapists.
Support is also available at "aphasia cafes" which meet every two weeks in venues across Yorkshire https://aphasiasupport.org/aphasia-cafes/
Carer support for family members and friends is available online https://aphasiasupport.org/online-carer-support/
Interested in volunteering?
Aphasia Support clients in Bradford are currently waiting for support. You would have the potential to make a significant difference for these clients in their day-to-day lives by helping them to improve their functional communication. Living with aphasia can be a very lonely experience when you don’t have the tools to tell people how you feel, or express your innermost needs. We use communication in almost every aspect of our daily lives, including using social media, talking with family, and even changing the channel on the television, but these things can all be very difficult when you have aphasia.
The good news is that the support works! As well as improving communication, volunteer support has also been found to help client’s improve their confidence and sense of social isolation. At Aphasia Support’s last client satisfaction survey 100% of our client base agreed that their volunteer “knows how to help and always encourages and supports me”, with 90% strongly agreeing.
Find out more at https://aphasiasupport.org/volunteer/ or apply at https://portal.aphasiasupport.org/volunteer-application