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Connect - The Communication Disability Network

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Connect is a charity for people living with aphasia, which is a communication disability. Every 11 minutes three people in the UK have a stroke. About a third of those people will have aphasia. So you may not have heard of aphasia but you probably know someone who has it – perhaps a relative or a friend. Aphasia can also be caused by brain haemorrhage, head injury or tumours.

What does having aphasia mean?

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. 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.

Connect is based in Borough, near Southwark underground. We run Conversation, Photography, Drop-in, Music and Photography groups weekly.  All sessions are free to attend, but as a charity we always appreciate a donation. If you would like to come to drop-in please first contact  or 020 7267 0840. 

We also have an in-house counsellor, who can meet someone with aphasia, or someone who has been affected by aphasia – such as a family member or friend.

To find out more information please write, e-mail or call - details here.

St Alphege Hall, King's Bench Street, London, SE1 0QX
Area serviced:
Open to all boroughs.
020 7367 0840
Opening times:
Connect is open for drop-in for people with the communication disability aphasia each Thursday from 11am-2pm .
How to apply:
Please contact Connect first before attending the drop-in.