Dyscover has a new Chief Executive
Posted 1st October 2015
The trustees are delighted to announce that Rosemary Townsend has accepted the post of Chief Executive of Dyscover. Rosemary has worked at Dyscover for 15 years firstly as a Speech and Language Therapist and latterly as Manager of Services. Over the past few months, in the absence of a CEO, she has taken on an increasing number of responsibilities and now feels ready to take on the leadership of the charity. She has clear ideas for the strategic direction of the organisation and the trustees look forward to working with her in the future
She will be ably supported by Marilyn George whose title will now be Volunteer and Services Manager and Alice Owen our Development Officer.
Gill Jackson MBE Chair of Trustees
FTD Awareness Week (4th to 11th October)
Posted 4th October 2015
Life at Dyscover is full of variety – playwright David Lane consulted our clinicians last week about his latest work - a play following one man’s fronto temporal dementia (FTD) and the consequences of his loss of language on relationships.
We continue to support our PPA course participants and look forward to seeing them on Friday for one of the groups monthly follow up meetings.
Our PPA group participants met this week and agreed a list of 7 facts they’d like to share about living with this type of Fronto Temporal Dementia .
You can read it here
Generosity from Horton Park Golf Club
Posted 21st September 2015
Horton Park Golf course generously allowed a group of Dyscover members to use their amazing jungle golf course free of charge yesterday .Most members played one handed and enjoyed negotiating the obstacles and competing with each other. Celebrated afterwards with a coffee in the clubhouse! Thanks to the management at Horton Park Golf Club for supporting a local charity in this way.
Surrey Police share information at Dyscover
Posted 21st September 2015
Mike Patey, Diversity Advisor from Surrey Police talked to group of 15 people with aphasia & some relatives about the Pegasus card . A scheme to help people with communication disabilities access police services more easily and avoid some of the misunderstandings that can arise in a world where aphasia is poorly understood & recognised.
Dyscover’s new PPA course is a success!
Posted 10th September 2015
After a long period of research, support and encouragement from other professionals in the field and the dedication and special interest from Rosemary Townsend- Manager of Professional Services, we are very proud to announce that after embarking upon a ‘trailblazing mission’ to run a 6 session course for people with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) and their relatives, it has been a huge success!
Received so well by the participants one quoting “it has given us opportunity to gain some practical ideas on how to cope and be with people who are experiencing similar problems. We appreciated greatly the professionalism and sensitivities of the leading team”
Funding permitting we will be offering repeat courses and an extension to our existing services to people with Aphasia.