About our group members
We provide regular support to around 90 people with aphasia, the majority of whom live in Surrey and attend our Walton groups. Our New Malden satellite group is more accessible for people living in and around Kingston, but we have no fixed geographical catchment area.
Our members are adults who have acquired aphasia at some stage in their lives. Many are still of working age and several have young families. The majority of our members have had strokes, some within the past 12 months, others several years ago. Some have mild aphasia, whereas others are unable to use speech all. Physical disabilities vary too.
Some members have been coming regularly to our sessions for over ten years. Others need our support for a shorter time. We review our members regularly to ensure they are continuing to benefit from the group they attend, and suggest changes if we feel it is appropriate.