Living with Aphasia Alan Hewitt, Project Lead Connect Melanie Derbyshire, Chief Executive Speakability
What we’ll do • UK Stroke Assembly • Look at options and opportunities you might want to try • A Workshop to identify … • What works for you? • What is missing? • What you would like to do?
An annual event that enables people with stroke and aphasia, their families and carers • to express their opinions and hopes in a UK-wide forum • to learn from each other • To enable you to inform messages to go back to government
The organisations to help you Others?
Options and opportunities www.u3a.org.uk Volunteeringwww.doit.org.uk Support to explore work www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople www.thehardesthit.wordpress.com
In groups Consider your involvement What would you like to explore? Who could help you do this? What are the gaps? Workshop
Feedback • What’s working? • What’s missing? • What are the hopes for the future?