Daffodil Art

Posted 28th February 2019
Alison Carlier spent the afternoon with Dyscover Members exploring observation techniques whilst painting daffodils. The results were fantastic!

Eva Park Dissemination

Posted 28th February 2019

Dyscover were out in force yesterday at City University for the Eva Park research project dissemination our SLTA, Caroline McDonald and Member, Nial, both gave fantastic presentations about what being part of the virtual world was like!

‘Understanding Aphasia’ and ‘Working in Groups’ Training

Posted 21st February 2019

11 attendees attended our Training on Friday – 7 of which came from the charity ‘TALK’ who match volunteers as communication partners for people with aphasia to have 1:1 conversation opportunity – we welcome anyone working with people with aphasia to our termly training sessions where we can share our expertise and experience as well as provide an open networking opportunity for staff and volunteers working in the field where they can benefit from the professional input our SLT’s have in these training sessions . All attendees reported improved knowledge and greater confidence with one attendee feed back saying: “Thank you very much – I really enjoyed the session and found you were really responsive to what the group wanted to discuss, while still covering all of the content.”

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Posted 18th February 2019

Representatives of Dyscover enjoyed a celebratory evening at Loseley Park last week as one of 13 Surrey based Charities who have been nominated for a Queens Award. The event was hosted by this years High Sheriff, Jim Glover and included our assessors Lorna and Ian.
This year the nominees provide a diverse range services ranging from wildlife conservation to community transport to baby equipment for low income families. Several organisations including Dyscover offer support for health and wellbeing. The common link is our investment in volunteers as a vital resource which enables us all to run and to develop.

The nominations from Surrey are being considered by the Cabinet office with the results expected in June. Rosemary reports some positive feedback from the moderator who said she “was particularly impressed at how we developed specialist skills in volunteers and in our link we with research establishments, assisting student volunteers in their journeys to get onto university courses.”
……Fingers crossed!

Chit Chat Café – Singapore

Posted 18th February 2019

Whilst visiting Singapore our president, Gill, has enjoyed meeting Evelyn – a Speech and Language Therapist who has recently started the Chit Chat Cafe, a support group for people with aphasia in Singapore –we look forward to hearing more about this interesting set up when Gill next visits.

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