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Conversation Toolkit

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

We are producing a 'conversation toolkit' to equip health and social care workers with the skills, resources, and confidence to have and facilitate conversations with older people (50 years +) who have a communication disability. This will reduce isolation and minimise social exclusion. People living with aphasia are taking a proactive role in this project as advisors, demonstrators and peer mentors.
We are piloting conversation opportunities at the London Centre. Current examples of opportunities running are:

  • A co facilitated music group on a Friday morning
  • A co-facilitated conversation group on a Tuesday morning
  • A befriending scheme, where people with aphasia meet and be-friend others with aphasia one-to-one.

Opportunities piloted at Connect will be trialled in partner sites. We are currently looking for partners willing to try out ideas and resources. We seek partners who will be happy to share the outcomes of the trial project with us, so that we can learn from the experience. Any groups or organisations interested in partnership should contact [email protected]

The final stage of the project will see the production of a toolkit for health and social care providers to use in their own settings.

Contact person: Sally McVicker

Who is involved: Sally Mcvicker and an advisory group of people with aphasia who are helping to shape the project. We will trial the toolkit with three partners from health and social care settings.

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