TALK Surrey CIO

Supporting people with aphasia after stroke

Queens AwardTALK received the
Queen's Award
for Voluntary Service
in recognition of the outstanding
contribution made by volunteers

Events and News

TALK and Covid-19

 

When getting together in close working groups is the mainstay of your approach, it goes without saying that Covid-19 has had a dramatic and detrimental effect.

 

TALK had to cancel all our groups.  These normally take place weekly in Ashford, Guildford, Woking and Walton - 5 sessions in all every week.

 

The aim is to help people recovering from a stroke with their communication - achieved through the supportive and social get-togethers, with Volunteers helping a presenter who might use music, art, crafts or whatever - all designed to stimulate participation and conversation.

 

So, what did we do?  First, we did not give up on our aim, mission, and Recoverers.  We kept in touch with everybody each week, sending out activity sheets and quizzes to keep the dialogue going. 

 

Alison, our Groups Coordinator, used all her skills and creativity, plus a lot of envelopes and stamps, to ensure nobody missed out on the opportunity to remain a part of the TALK team, to still feel part of the fun and fulfilment - ’til we meet again.

 

Alison's activities can be downloaded from our website.