The aphasia café is now run by Aphasia Support and takes place fortnightly at the Metrodome in Barnsley with support from a speech and language therapist and trained volunteers and supports people with the language impairment condition aphasia, to develop their confidence communicating with others in a social environment.
Meeting at the café helps to improve the health and wellbeing of people with aphasia by offering them ongoing support, an opportunity to meet other people with the condition, and improving public awareness and understanding.
It works to provide people the opportunity to practice language skills in real situations, giving them a sense of purpose.
Some feedback we have received:
"It’s like a peg on my week giving me a routine". "It’s what I do on Monday". "It comforts me, if there’s something I want to talk about I can put it to bed". "No-one will judge me". "I wish it had been there earlier in my life, it would’ve been a good safety net" - Rachel Sykes, patient with aphasia/café volunteer.
Please come along and join us.
Fortnightly on Friday 10.30am - 12pm
Contact name: James Major and Lynne Spirrett
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Phone number: 01924 562443
Metrodome Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Queens Ground, Barnsley, S71 1AN
Published: 09 August 2019