​TALK received the 2005 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by volunteers. Registered Charity No. 1176014

ASHFORD

We meet at: Room 3, The Salvation Army, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, TW15 3JY

On: Wednesday morning from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Volunteer Group Leader: Marianne Herne

The term’s programme is planned in advance with each week having a themed session led by a volunteer,with ideas from recoverers and volunteers.


Seating arrangements vary, however, each recoverer is supported by a volunteer and each week that volunteer changes.


There is plenty of talking and we also incorporate different aspects of communication: reading, writing, comprehension, concentration, listening, observation, creative expression.


The sessions may include involvement with numbers, money, dates, pictures, craft work, quizzes, worksheets, music and this list is not exhaustive.

We encourage name recognition and interaction between everyone and are so delighted to see increased self-esteem and social interaction amongst the group.

The volunteers are extremely supportive and enthusiastic and we have much fun and laughter during our sessions.