Supporting people with aphasia during the pandemic – Speakeasy At Home webinar

The webinar will focus on how the aphasia charity Speakeasy have developed a virtual service called Speakeasy At Home to support people affected by the condition including stroke survivors and their carers.

Speakers will include staff and volunteers from Speakeasy as well as a Speech and Language Therapist from Bolton Community Stroke Team and a representative from the Stroke Association.

They will share their different insights into how people with aphasia and their carers can be supported to use online platforms despite their communication difficulties and other challenges they may face, such as lack of knowledge and equipment.

The session will cover:

Introduction and background

  • GM response to COVID-19
  • Need for mix of therapy and support approaches
  • Collaborative working to best support people with aphasia and their families

How we have supported people affected by aphasia

  • Affect of COVID-19 on length/type of support
  • Changes/challenges for therapists
  • Linking with other services to deliver support e.g. Speakeasy at Home service, Stroke Association

Stroke Association response to COVID-19

  • Changes/challenges
  • Getting online: a new resource

Speakeasy at Home service

  • Our response to COVID-19  – an overview

Delivering support online

  • Challenges and successes

People with aphasia and their carers

  • What do they say


You can book a place here and will be sent a link shortly before the event:


03rd November 2020

1pm - 2:15pm

MS Teams

Task & Finish Group

Training & Education Subgroup

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