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Group of the Week: Forth Valley Speakability Group

The Speakability Group which meets at the Sensory Centre in Camelon. Picture: James Clare (141362)

The Speakability Group which meets at the Sensory Centre in Camelon. Picture: James Clare (141362)

 

Losing your ability to speak, to read or to write following a stroke, head injury or brain tumour can be devastating.

Many people with Aphasia find it difficult to work, maintain relationships or to even express themselves.

That’s why groups like Forth Valley Speakability Group are so important, and the members who meet in Camelon every month are keen to encourage more people with Aphasia to join them.

The group provides a 
relaxed and mutually supportive environment where people can practise their communication and rebuild their self-esteem.

Speakability self help groups run across the country, helping the estimated 400,000 people in the UK with a communication disability.

The aims of the groups are prevent social exclusion, raise awareness of Aphasia, and encourage people affected to socialise in a safe environment and with people who understand the problems of living with Aphasia.

The charity also supports a free helpline on 08088 089572.

WHO: Forth Valley Speakability Group

WHERE: The Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon

WHEN: Monthly on a Friday afternoon

CONTACT: Judith Morrow, 07909 918600

If your group, club or organisation would like to be our Group of the Week, e-mail editorial@falkirkherald.co.uk

 

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