I want to meet others with speech problems after stroke

Communication Plus 

A confidence boosting, regaining independence and peer support workshop. Communication Plus is for people who have had a stroke and feel like they need support to manage their everyday routine and to re-gain a fulfilling life. It will provide you with the opportunity to practise your communication in a supportive environment and work towards practical goals.

The face-to-face workshops are for one morning a week for around two hours for 10 weeks.

Face to face workshop dates

Portland Hospital: 12 May-21 July 10.30am-12.30pm

Alderney Hospital 17 May-19 July 10am-12pm 

Christchurch Hospital Monday 9 May-11 July  11am-1pm

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Comm+ logo.jpgAims of the workshop:

  • reduce social isolation
  • build confidence in communication
  • meet others with communication
  • difficulties
  • provide peer support
  • to improve conversations
  • using total communication
  • meeting new people and developing
  • new friendships
  • carer support
  • work towards practical goals.

Referrals can be made through the speech and language therapy team, or via the contacts below

Please email dhc.communicationplus@nhs.net or call Faye Wright on 07717 275832 or Catriona Lee on 07917 545975.

Notable workshop achievements

Mr C: independently went to the bank for the first time since his stroke.
Mr P: independent bus travel to unfamiliar location to boost confidence.
Ms S: started volunteering with a theatre company.
Ms Y: taken steps to return to driving.

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Speakability logo.jpgSpeakability

Speakability is part of the Stroke Association and is for people with aphasia following head trauma.

Activities take place on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm at:

Longfleet Baptist Church
Poole
Dorset
BH15 2EQ

You can attend via self-referral, referral by health or care professional or agency.

Please contact Patricia Scott at pljscott6@btinternet.com or on 01202 735552

You can find out more about Speakability on the Stroke Association website.

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