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  • Title: Connect - the communication disability network
    Descriptive info: .. Search this site.. Search:.. Skip to content.. Skip to main navigation.. Quick links.. Home.. accessibility.. contact us.. Make a Donation.. Shop.. Main navigation.. About aphasia.. What we do.. about us.. Publications.. News and events.. How to help.. Professionals.. You are here:.. home.. About Connect.. Connect is a charity for people living with aphasia, a communication disability which usually occurs after stroke or brain injury.. View our DVD.. Connect supported by Big Lottery Fund.. Connect has received a large grant to support its outreach programme – creating peer-led opportunities for people with aphasia in their local communities.. Find out more.. about where the money will go.. Being able to communicate is something most of us take for granted.. Communication is part of our lives.. It helps make and maintain relationships; It helps us work, learn and explore and keep in touch with the world.. We also understand our past and make plans for our future using communication.. Communication helps us to be a person and to take part in life and all its opportunities.. Aphasia breaks down that communication.. Each person with aphasia experiences it differently.. Some people cannot speak at all; some people have just a few words.. Others can no longer read, write or use numbers.. With aphasia everyday activities such as having a conversation, answering the phone, watching television, may suddenly become a source of profound frustration and anxiety.. It affects the person with aphasia and their families, friends and carers too.. Aphasia poem.. Top tips for communication.. Meet people with aphasia.. The difference  ...   - the communication disability network is a registered charity no 1081740 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales no.. 3897534.. YOU can make a difference.. There are many ways you can support Connect.. Make a.. regular donation.. , become a.. Connect fundraiser.. or make a lasting difference and.. remember Connect in your will.. Connect at the Royal Parks Half Marathon.. Our 8 fantastic runners braved the course on October 7th and have raised over £10,000 for Connect! You can still show your support.. here.. Help us raise awareness of aphasia.. 'Like' us on facebook, 'follow' us on Twitter.. Post, share, like or comment.. Tweet or re-tweet.. Get involved! Together we can raise awareness of aphasia and the impact on peoples lives.. Find us on facebook.. Find us on twitter.. Connect Newsletters.. Keep in touch with Connect through our regular newsletters.. Sign up to receive your FREE copy.. Download your free Aphasia Information Pack.. Click.. to download your pack (Booklet, Flyer and DVD).. Interested in working for Connect?.. Have a look at our.. latest vacancies.. 'Put simply, Connect gave me my life back'.. Miguel de Sampaio.. Sharon Smith tells her story on BBC Woman's Hour.. Find out more and.. listen again.. Read the Connect blog.. 'Aphasia can make you feel very isolated and alone.. Connect helps me to be involved and a part of the community again'.. Simon Prior.. about this site.. sitemap.. legal notices.. © 2012 Connect - the communication disability network.. Developed by.. Sumac UK.. , designed by The Design Works, Reading..

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  • Title: UK Connect: accessibility
    Descriptive info: There are several ways in which you can use this site more easily if you are struggling to use a mouse or read the text:.. Text sizing.. Make text small.. Make text medium.. Make text large.. Access keys.. Access keys help you to move round the website more quickly.. Most browsers support the use of access keys.. They allow you to jump to specific links on a page by pressing different keys together.. In Windows, you can use access keys by pressing ALT + an access key.. On a Macintosh, you can use Control + an access key.. Home page - access key "0".. Accessibility  ...   page - access key "1".. About Connect page - access key "2".. Training page - access key "3".. Publications page - access key "4".. News And Events page - access key "5".. How To Help page - access key "6".. Sitemap.. The.. lists all the pages of the site, so you can use this to find pages which interest you.. Adobe Acrobat.. Some of the information on this website is also available to download and view using Adobe Acrobat.. Use the link to obtain your free.. Adobe Acrobat Viewer.. We welcome feedback, ideas and suggestions about how we can improve our website.. Please email.. info@ukconnect.. org..

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  • Title: UK Connect: contact us
    Descriptive info: Write to us.. Our main office address:.. 16-18 Marshalsea Road.. London SE1 1HL.. How to.. find us.. Telephone or email.. For general enquiries (Head office):.. Telephone: 020 7367 0840.. Email:.. Cornwall office.. Telephone: 01209 716501.. For specific enquiries please use the direct lines below.. Connect projects and services.. Alex Stirling Tel.. 020 7367 0863.. alexstirling@ukconnect.. or.. Nathalie Trepel Tel.. 020 7367 0874.. nathalietrepel@ukconnect.. Training and Consultancy.. Helen  ...   and Media.. Nikki Wimbourne Tel.. 020 7367 0850.. nikkiwimborne@ukconnect.. Fundraising.. Tristan Paton Tel.. 020 7367 0851.. tristanpaton@ukconnect.. Finance and invoicing.. Kinga Simony Tel.. 020 7367 0875.. kingasimony@ukconnect.. Room bookings.. Teresa Regan Tel.. 020 7367 0843.. teresaregan@ukconnect.. To contact us by email please complete and send the form below.. We will ensure your query gets to the right person.. Enter your details and message.. Name.. Email.. Telephone.. Message..

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  • Title: UK Connect: Make a Donation
    Descriptive info: Skip to sub navigation.. / Make a Donation.. Make a Regular Donation.. By post (142 kb).. Make a Single Donation.. By Post (99 kb).. Donate online now.. In memoriam.. Make a donation to remember a loved one.. Something to celebrate.. Make a donation in lieu of birthday or anniversary gifts.. Recycle for Connect.. Do your bit for Connect and the environment.. Thank you for your support.. Where your £ goes.. £10.. Can support someone with aphasia to  ...   Can train a volunteer to support a person with aphasia in a care home.. Gift Aid.. Gift Aid increases your donation.. For every £1 you donate, Connect can claim back 25p, at no extra cost for you! If you are a UK taxpayer, simply tick the Gift Aid box on our donation form or fill in a Gift Aid Form.. Gift Aid Form (99 kb).. Fundraise for Connect.. Give through your will.. Corporate support.. Volunteering.. Trust support..

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  • Title: UK Connect: Shop
    Descriptive info: Shop online and help raise funds for Connect.. This Christmas, help Connect raise money when shopping online.. You don't pay anything extra - and you help raise funds for us.. Over 100 retailers including Amazon, Marks Spencer, John Lewis, Thorntons and HMV - every time you use our webshop to buy something online, you'll automatically earn money for Connect.. Find our webshop at.. www.. spendandraise.. com/ukconnect.. Every click.. Everyclick.. com is a search engine that gives half of the revenue  ...   To date Everyclick has donated over £150,000 to its users' favourite charities.. There's absolutely no charge to you or Connect.. Register as an individual supporter on.. everyclick.. com.. Give to Connect by selling on eBay!.. Any seller can donate to Connect while listing an item on eBay.. Give as little as 10% or as much as 100% from anything you sell.. Through eBay you can do well for yourself and do good for someone else at the same time!.. ebay..

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  • Title: Aphasia, what is aphasia, Connect
    Descriptive info: Aphasia is a communication disability which occurs when the communication centres of the brain are damaged.. It is usually caused by stroke, but can also be caused by brain haemorrhage, head injury or tumours.. There is also a condition called Primary Progressive Aphasia.. The cause of this is unclear.. What does having aphasia mean?.. Everyday activities such as having a conversation, answering the phone, watching television, may suddenly become a source of profound frustration and anxiety both for the person with aphasia and for their families, friends and carers.. How many people have aphasia?.. Aphasia is more common than you would think.. Every 11 minutes three people in the UK have a stroke.. About a third of those people will have aphasia.. In addition there are people who have aphasia through brain injury or tumour.. So you may not have heard of aphasia but you probably know someone who has it – perhaps a relative or a friend.. Dysphasia.. Aphasia is  ...   sentences that make sense but require great effort.. Wernicke’s aphasia.. is when a person speaks in long sentences that may not have meaning or may even make up words.. Global aphasia.. is when the aphasia is very severe.. Primary Progressive Aphasia.. People who have aphasia that is caused by a stroke or head injury will experience some improvement over time.. But with primary progressive aphasia this is not the case.. People with primary progressive aphasia will continue to lose their ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand what they hear.. It is not caused by stroke or head injury but usually begins as a difficulty in articulating words which progresses to an inability to speak.. Download your free aphasia information pack.. to download your pack (Boooklet, Flyer and DVD).. Impacts and effects.. Meet people living with aphasia.. Communication disability.. How Connect helps.. Aphasia questions and answers.. The National Stroke Strategy.. Aphasia in the news.. Opinion.. Carers survey.. Facebook.. Links.. Aphasia Poems..

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  • Title: What we do Connect
    Descriptive info: Connect is a charity for people with aphasia (sometimes known as dysphasia).. People living with aphasia shape and influence our work.. They:.. take part in our services.. take part in projects which have shaped our services and activities.. participate in our training and develop publications.. advise the organisation.. serve on our Board of Trustees.. For people living with aphasia:.. Aphasia services.. Events for people with aphasia.. Newsletter.. For those working with people with aphasia.. For everyone.. Raising awareness.. For people with aphasia.. For professionals.. Projects.. Research.. View our DVDs.. Aphasia awareness..

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  • Title: About Connect - the communication disability network
    Descriptive info: Connect is a charity for people living with aphasia, a communication disability which usually occurs after stroke.. We aim to improve the lives of people living with aphasia and communication disability, equipping them to re-connect with life.. We:.. support people with aphasia to develop and deliver services that they need and want;.. provide training and consultancy to a wide range of service providers;.. provide information and support to help everyone understand aphasia and its  ...   1081740.. Guardian Public Services Award winner.. Bupa Foundation Communication Award winner.. Recipients of The Robin Tavistock Award for Aphasia.. Connect Impact Report 2008/9.. To find out more about us download the Connect impact report 2008/9.. Connect Impact Report 2008/9 (828 kb).. For your own hard copy, please.. Our vision.. How we work.. The difference we make.. Get involved.. Staff.. Trustees.. Jobs - work for us.. 10th Anniversary.. Celebrity support.. Newsletters.. How to find us..

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  • Title: Publications Connect
    Descriptive info: Below is a list of all Connect Press publications.. You can order here online.. Or if you prefer to download an order form and post your order to us visit.. how to order.. Need more info? email.. publications@ukconnect.. or call 020 7367 0840.. a) The Stroke and Aphasia Handbook (new edition).. An essential tool to support people with stroke and aphasia in asking questions, having discussions and conversations, and making choices and decisions.. More Details.. Published price:.. £20.. b) Better Conversations.. Tips, ideas and inspiration to help relatives and friends have better conversations.. £7.. 50.. c) Caring and Coping.. Advice, tips and guidance for relatives and friends caring for a person with aphasia.. 50.. d) Having a stroke being a parent.. A guide for parents who are living with stroke and aphasia.. e) Access to the Arts.. Written specially for arts organisations wishing to increase the accessibility of their service to people with communication  ...   by recruiting people with aphasia (communication disability) as volunteers.. h) I have aphasia cards (pack of 100).. £6 (pack of 100).. i) Stroke Talk.. A communication resource for hospital.. £60.. j) Communication Disability Profile.. The Communication Disability Profile is a tool to enable people with aphasia to express their views and experience of what life with stroke and aphasia is like for them.. £125.. k) Communication Disability Profile Interview forms.. £15.. l) Including People with Communication Disability in Stroke Research and Consultation.. A guide for researchers and service providers.. to download your free pack (Booklet, Flyer and DVD).. Postage (UK only).. For orders up to £30 add £3.. 00.. For orders over £30 add £4.. 95.. For overseas orders, please contact us for postage rates.. Tel.. 020 7367 0876.. Publications for people with aphasia and their relatives.. Publications for people working with people with aphasia.. Other resources.. I have aphasia cards.. How to order..

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  • Title: News Connect - the communication disability network
    Descriptive info: /.. News.. / Current.. Find out about the latest news from Connect.. Click on the headings below to find out more.. Connect to host New Year networking event.. 03 December 2012.. On Thursday 31st January Connect will be hosting an evening looking at how the voluntary sector can bridge the gap between traditional NHS therapies/treatment and community based initiatives.. Connect comes to Birmingham.. 29 November 2012.. Connect is working in partnership with The ExtraCare Charitable Trust to open a drop-in service in the Newtown area of north Birmingham.. Connect Christmas Carol Service.. 21 November 2012.. Connect and London Bridge Hospital are hosting a Carol Service this Christmas.. Please join us for songs, mince pies and festive cheer!.. Connect earns Big Lottery Fund support.. 13 November 2012.. Connect has received funding to support its outreach programme – creating peer-led opportunities for people living with aphasia in their local communities.. Disability Living Allowance to be replaced by Personal Independence Payment.. 04 October 2012.. From April 8th 2013 Personal Independence Payment  ...   Stars awards ceremnony, five of Connect's fantastic volunteers were honoured for their tireless support for people with aphasia.. Connect Wadebridge stall is a triumph.. 10 July 2012.. The Wadebridge Communication Support Group ran a stall at the John Betjeman Centre last week, raising £400 for Connect.. Line Up race through the park to support Connect.. 02 July 2012.. 12 runners from the experiential marketing and events agency Line Up took to the track to complete the Richmond Park 10K in June, raising over £7,900 for Connect in the process.. St Austell summer fete raises funds for Connect.. 27 June 2012.. The St Austell Conversation Group in Cornwall held a summer fundraiser at the Eden Project Cafe in June, raising vital funds to support people with aphasia.. Download your free aphasia information pack.. News for health and social care workers.. For regular news from Connect (for health and social care workers) sign up to our.. e-newsletter.. Current.. Archive.. Connect events for people with aphasia, friends and relatives.. Media.. External events..

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  • Title: How to help Connect
    Descriptive info: Your donation can provide a 'lifeline' for people with aphasia.. Please help us to continue our important work.. Make a donation.. Make a one-off donation or a regular donation.. Run, cycle or organise an event for us.. Leave a legacy.. Give through your company.. Choose us a charity of the year or donate employee time.. Volunteer your time.. Work with people with aphasia or  ...   7367 0851.. Who you can help.. Sarah Scott.. Your donation can help people like Sarah.. Sarah has severe aphasia after a stroke at the age of 18.. Read about Sarah here.. Cath Stibbs, speech and language therapist.. 'The work of Connect has been a big inspiration.. I don't know of any other organisation that does so much to meet the needs of people with aphasia'..

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