Become a ‘Conversation Partner’ and help people who have had a stroke

Strokes affect 150 000 people living in the UK every year and of those 367,000 people live with communication disability after a stroke. Imagine not being able to speak and being unable to engage in conversations with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues, it makes people feel helpless, isolated and incredibly lonely.

Tandridge Voluntary Service Council works in partnership with First Community Health and Care to train volunteers for the ‘Conversation Partner Scheme’ to support people living at home with aphasia (communication disability after stroke). Visiting someone with aphasia once a week for a chat and a cup of tea can make a world of difference to their lives. Do you have an hour to spare each week to become a ‘Conversation Partner’ and help someone in this way?

If you are interested in becoming a ‘Conversation Partner’ the training sessions will be held on Thursday 24th October 1pm – 4pm and Tuesday 31st October 1pm – 4pm, at the Community Hub, 1st Floor Library Building, 14 Gresham Road, Oxted RH8 0BQ.

Volunteering is a truly rewarding experience, for further information contact Lucy Darlow, Conversation Partner Co-ordinator Mob: 07796 307286, email [email protected]