I want to meet others with speech problems after stroke

Communication Plus 

A confidence boosting, regaining independence and peer support workshop. Communication Plus is for people who have had a stroke and feel like they need support to manage their everyday routine and to re-gain a fulfilling life. It will provide you with the opportunity to practise your communication in a supportive environment and work towards practical goals.

The face-to-face workshops are for one morning a week for around two hours for 10 weeks.

Face to face workshop dates 2024

Portland Hospital 8th January - 11th March 10am -12pm

Moordown Clinic 9th January  - 12th March 10am -12pm

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Comm+ logo.jpgAims of the workshop:

  • reduce social isolation
  • build confidence in communication
  • meet others with communication
  • difficulties
  • provide peer support
  • to improve conversations
  • using total communication
  • meeting new people and developing
  • new friendships
  • carer support
  • work towards practical goals.

Referrals can be made through the speech and language therapy team, or via the contacts below

Please email dhc.communicationplus@nhs.net or call Faye Wright on 07717 275832 or Catriona Lee on 07917 545975.

Notable workshop achievements

Mr C: independently went to the bank for the first time since his stroke.
Mr P: independent bus travel to unfamiliar location to boost confidence.
Ms S: started volunteering with a theatre company.
Ms Y: taken steps to return to driving.

Speakability logo.jpgSpeakability

Speakability is part of the Stroke Association and is for people with aphasia following head trauma.

Activities take place on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm at:

Longfleet Baptist Church
BH15 2EQ

You can attend via self-referral, referral by health or care professional or agency.

Please contact Patricia Scott at pljscott6@btinternet.com or on 01202 735552

You can find out more about Speakability on the Stroke Association website.

Contact us

Say Aphasia is run by people with aphasia for people with aphasia. Our aim is to provide continuous support in a social environment with others who are experiencing similar life changes.

Bournemouth drop in group


Every Monday, 10am-12pm 


Westbourne Tower Care Home
16-18 Poole Road

Adult speech and language therapy