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Connect praised in House of Lords

31 January 2012

Connect's work with people with aphasia was praised in the House of Lords this week during a debate on health and social care support for people after stroke.

The debate was raised by Labour peer Baroness Wheeler in response to the Care Quality Commission’s report ‘Supporting Life After Stroke’, which was published a year ago.

Baroness Gould of Potternewton, whose daughter Jeannette is a trustee of Connect, took the opportunity to highlight the services we provide for people with aphasia. She stressed the need to include aphasia in any discussion of after stroke care.

In his conclusion, Parliamentary Under Secretary Earl Howe reiterated that the issue of stroke care should remain in the public eye. He made specific reference to the success of Connect’s Access to Life project in Cornwall, underlining support for people with aphasia as a key consideration in the discussion.

A full transcript of the debate can be found here



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