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Innovation is at the core of Connect's work. We work with people living with aphasia, service providers and researchers to try out new services, develop practical resources and think creatively about different ways of working.

Our innovation projects aim to turn good ideas into practical support and new opportunities for people who live with aphasia everywhere. We run a range of projects at our centre in London and we also work to develop services with partners in London, the South West and around the UK and Ireland.

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.

We are always looking for people with aphasia and relatives to help us with our projects. If you want to get involved in a project or want to find out more just contact the relevant project manager.

These are all our current projects. Do take a look at our completed projects to find out what we have already achieved.

Access to Life Project in Cornwall

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.

Conversation Toolkit

This project aims to increase the conversation opportunities available to older people who have aphasia.


This aphasia-led project is about developing ways for people with aphasia to become 'active citizens'.

Health Talk

We want to help primary care professionals and people with communication difficulties to understand one another better.

Improving Family Support Services

The aim is to develop a range of Family Support services by involving relatives in shaping and delivering them.

Information and Introductions Project

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.

Peer Support for People Living with Stroke

Working together with service providers, service users and other community contacts across Lambeth & Southwark, this project developed a stroke peer support scheme.

Taking Control

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.

View the completed projects

Get Involved

If you have aphasia and you would like to get involved with one of our projects please contact Teresa Regan or call her on  020 7367 0843

If you are not a person with aphasia but would like to donate your time and skills to help us with our work see our section about how to volunteer at Connect.