Connect - the communication disability network

Connect - the communication disability network

Charity information

Connect - the communication disability network

Connect is a national charity that works with people living with aphasia - a communication disability that usually occurs after a stroke or head injury. We aim to improve the lives of people living with aphasia by creating empowering and supportive peer led opportunities, helping equip them to re-connect with life.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    Connect is a national charity. Our vision is a world where people with aphasia (communication disability) and other long term conditions can find opportunity and fulfillment.

    Many people with a communication disability will feel isolated and frustrated. They will know what they want to say, but struggle to say it.

    Connect services are 'peer-led' by people who are living with aphasia, stroke or other long-term conditions. They know what it’s like to live with a communication disability. They are the experts.

    Helping people with aphasia reconnect with life has been central to Connect's work. We are now using our experience and knowledge of peer-supported opportunities to help others with long-term conditions.

  • Aims

    Connect - the communication disability network aims to:

    • Increase the ways in which people living with aphasia can be authentically involved in the services and opportunities available to them.
    • Improve services and increase opportunities available for people living with aphasia by changing attitudes and practices in service provision.
    • We aim to improve the lives of people living with aphasia and other long term conditions, equipping them to reconnect with life.
  • Overview

    Established: May 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1081740

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 14

    Phone number: 020 7367 0840

    Address: St Alphege, King's Bench Street, London SE1 0QX

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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