We are moving!
On 27 September our London office is moving to St Alphege Hall, Kings Bench Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0QX. Our phone number will remain the same: 020 7367 0840.
Groups start again on Tuesday 8 October. The first drop-in at the new venue will be on Thursday 10 October, at the usual time of 10:30-14:00.
St Alphege Hall, Kings Bench Street, London, SE1 0QX
Connect is a charity for people living with aphasia, a communication disability which usually occurs after stroke or brain injury.
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Connect outreach update - Brighton & Hove, Dorset and Warrington
Connect is pleased to announce its first drop-in group in Hove, which runs on the first and third Friday of the month. If you're a person with aphasia, or if you work with people with aphasia in the area, please come along to find out more about drop-in and meet the people involved. Click here for the details.
Would you like to find out more about opportunities for people with aphasia in Dorset and Warrington? Connect is hosting three Outreach Information Days in November. To find out more click here.
Being able to communicate is something most of us take for granted.
Communication is part of our lives. It helps make and maintain relationships; It helps us work, learn and explore and keep in touch with the world. We also understand our past and make plans for our future using communication.
Communication helps us to be a person and to take part in life and all its opportunities. Aphasia breaks down that communication.
Each person with aphasia experiences it differently. Some people cannot speak at all; some people have just a few words. Others can no longer read, write or use numbers.
With aphasia everyday activities such as having a conversation, answering the phone, watching television, may suddenly become a source of profound frustration and anxiety. It affects the person with aphasia and their families, friends and carers too.
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The difference Connect makes
At Connect, we work alongside people with aphasia and their families to develop communication and rebuild confidence. People with aphasia tell us that this is crucial to recovery.
We know that aphasia is not 'fixable'. Experience has taught us that it can be 'liveable'. Through our services people with aphasia gain confidence and explore new possibilities and choices. People who come to Connect take on new roles and educate themselves and others about communication disability and life. Connect offers information, events, publications, training, raises awareness, influences policy makers and supports and undertakes research.
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The difference you can make
Connect is building a community of people with aphasia supporting each other; Help us extend our reach to meet local need.
Connect - the communication disability network is a registered charity no 1081740 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales no. 3897534
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