Donation from CSH Surrey
Posted 12th February 2014
In November 2013 Dyscover received a grant of £2000 from community health provider CSH Surrey. The funding will be used to extend the hours of Marilyn George, our Volunteer Coordinator, this role develops more volunteering opportunities, both for people with aphasia and those in the community who wish to support our work.
Community health provider CSH Surrey has funded many local organisations in the recent months, Dyscover is very grateful to have been one of these beneficiaries.
Posted 4th February 2014
The atmosphere in the scout hut was buzzing during the professionally-led Boccia training sessions provided by the Redhill YMCA.
This paralympic sport enables all members to compete on a very level playing field.
Each of the Walton groups attended a session last term, ending with a match or two.
It is New Malden’s turn this term. What next? Maybe a tournament.
Posted 4th February 2014
In October five couples joined our Conversation Partners course.
The 5 week course, led by two of our speech and language therapists, is designed to help couples learn more about aphasia and what they can do to help make their conversations more effective and enjoyable.
Feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive, all reporting an increase in their knowledge, confidence and enjoyment of conversation.
Friendships were made and the group held a final follow-up session in the pub!
Dyscover’s Photographic Exhibition
Posted 18th October 2013
Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Councillor Dr Lynne Hackett, opened Dyscover’s first photography exhibition at the Harlequin Theatre Redhill.
The exhibition , entitled ‘ Tell a Story Hear my Voice’ , featured 70 stunning photographs on themes ranging from ‘Skyscape’ to ‘Insomnia’ and ‘A day at the Races’ . These were the work of 7 Dyscover members who had followed a 6 week summer course in ‘Documentary Photography’ . We are very grateful to professional photographer Natalie Collins who led the course, and to Mrs Smith and Mount Trust for funding the project.
Dyscover moves to new premises in New Malden
Posted 8th September 2013
We are delighted to announce the move of the Dyscover Kingston groups to larger premises in the Methodist Church rooms in New Malden High Street.
We continue to work in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston to offer long term support and opportunity to people with aphasia and their families.
We look forward to welcoming new members to our weekly groups which meet on Tuesdays from 10 to 12.30 and 2.00 till 4.00pm.