Aphasia Cafe


Metrodome Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Queens Ground, Barnsley, S71 1AN

Who we are

On-going support and social café for people who are affected by aphasia, speech impairment after a stroke.

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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.

Opening Times

Fortnightly on Friday 10.30am - 12pm


23rd June

7th July

21st July

11th August

25th August

8th September

22nd December

6th October

20th October

3rd November

17th November

1st December

15th December

Contact Details

Contact name: James Major and Lynne Spirrett

Email address: jamesmajor@aphasiasupport.org / lspirrett@aphasiasupport.org

Phone number: 01924 562443

Mobile number:


Address details:

Metrodome Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Queens Ground, Barnsley, S71 1AN

Published: 09 August 2019