Who are we?
We are a non profit making charitable organisation currently operating in the North of England alongside organisations and individuals who deal with communication problems caused by Aphasia. We were formed to raise awareness of a devastating condition called Aphasia which often occurs when people have had a stroke or brain injury, damaging the communications centre of the brain and affecting speech and the ability to communicate with others. We aim to supplement the work of speech and language therapists and other stroke charities. We work with patients and support them after speech therapy has come to an end, helping them to regain or improve their speech and confidence.
What is our aim?
The aim of our new project is to bring technology (in the form of specially produced software) to those in need of help and for those who neither have, nor can afford, the resources to help them restore their confidence and ability to communicate with others. And all this improvement can be achieved within the comfort and security of their own homes.
As people either with Aphasia ourselves, or as their carers, we know the benefits to be gained by working with the specially produced software which we now aim to provide as widely as possible. The effect of working with this resource could enable those with the condition to gain confidence, lose their feeling of isolation and get back into the broader community.
In short, it could be a means of changing lives for the better.