Innovation is at the core of Connect's work.
Our innovation projects aim to turn good ideas into practical support and new opportunities for people who live with aphasia everywhere. In this way the projects become a template to help others change the way they work and people with aphasia to re-connect with life.
Here are the projects that have helped us develop our current services and resources:
These are all our current projects. Do take a look at our completed projects to find out what we have already achieved.
The three-year Access to Life project in Cornwall worked with people with aphasia and local services to extend and enhance opportunities for people living with aphasia. The project built on some of the initiatives already tried and tested at our London Centre. This was a hugely successful pilot which has now been commissioned locally, offering services and activities that are designed and developed by people living with aphasia.
This project takes the form of 9 Aphasia Hubs – monthly meetings of active citizens with Aphasia – formally networked to integrate to the Connect Board. The project will train and support people living with Aphasia to try to design peer led life after stroke services.
This aphasia-led project developed ways for people with aphasia to become 'active citizens'.
This project aims to increase the conversation opportunities available to older people who have aphasia.
We want to help primary care professionals and people with communication difficulties to understand one another better.
The aim is to develop a range of Family Support services by involving relatives in shaping and delivering them.
People with aphasia and their relatives often find it difficult to access clear, meaningful information about aphasia. The project will enable people with aphasa to access information and get support.
Working together with service providers, service users and other community contacts across Lambeth & Southwark, this project developed a stroke peer support scheme.
Self-management is when you live with a long term condition such as aphasia. Self management is about taking control by building confidence, getting more out of life, action planning to manage your symptoms and your health.
Connect has been funded by the department of health to develop and pilot information packages for people with aphasia and their carers. We worked in collaboration with a steering group of people with aphasia and their relatives. The Aphasia Information Pack is now ready for you to download.
View the completed projects