We hope by raising awareness of aphasia and equipping others to provide the right sort of support, we will make life easier for people with this disability. Our Aphasia Ambassadors Project is led by people with aphasia, and supported by volunteers. Groups of Ambassadors or individuals visit a wide range of organisations from Rotary and WI groups, to schools, the Police and healthcare providers. They also represent Dyscover at community fundraising events. Opportunities such as these can bring a sense of purpose and often boost people’s confidence and self esteem.
Ambassadors are supported to tell their stories which raises awareness and understanding of aphasia. Presentations are free of charge and can be booked through our Aphasia Ambassadors Group Co-ordinator.
Please contact us to make an enquiry or book an Aphasia Ambassadors’ presentation.
Specialist Training courses
From time to time we run bespoke courses for health and social care workers, voluntary groups and other outside organisations who want to understand more about aphasia, and learn appropriate support strategies. These courses are led by our Speech and Language Therapists, and include a practical component which is delivered by Dyscover members. Courses are usually 2 to 3 hours long and a charge is made. We are very happy to discuss individual requirements.