Last week 23 representatives from local charity Dyscover attended the first International Conference for People with Aphasia, held at Warwick University.

A chance for Dyscover to demonstrate their expertise in supporting people with Aphasia particularly focusing on accessing technology.

Generously funded by the Big Lottery - ‘Awards for All’ funded 20 Dyscover members and their relatives to join others from around the world including those from Australia, New Zealand and Japan in the opportunity which enabled them to come together to share information, hear of the latest research around aphasia and network – the final message was clear:

Professor Linda Worrall from the University of Australia in Brisbane during a SKYPE call to the conference delegation stressed that in the UK alone 90% of people do not know what aphasia is, 79% couldn’t distinguish it between a skin disease or a fruit! She paid tribute to the part Dyscover’s Aphasia Ambassadors play in raising awareness of this devastating language disorder but more needs to be done!

If you run a local group and are interested in hearing more about Aphasia get in touch with Dyscover 01737 819419 for a free presentation.

Submitted by Alice Owen