Posted 27th April 2021
Vicky Carter is a talented young journalist and broadcaster who works for BBC radio, and in her spare time produces a podcast and makes documentaries. Her mum is our very own Chris Carter, who had her stroke when Vicky was just 4, and who has been part of Dyscover for many years.
Last year Vicky and Rosemary agreed to work together to make a documentary about aphasia. Vicky recorded 5 hours of zoom conversations with members Paul, Bryan and Nicky, as well as with her mum Chris. She also interviewed Rosemary.
Many hours of editing later, Vicky had a polished and professional 30 minute documentary, which was broadcast on BBC Radio Surrey.
To our great delight, Vicky also secured a spot on Radio 4’s World at One programme, and then an interview on Radio 5 Live! On this programme, Vicky spoke movingly about her experience of growing up with a mum who had aphasia and later in the programme, Rosemary and member Nicky were questioned about the impact of the pandemic, and how Dyscover at Home has worked to keep people with aphasia connected and supported during this time.
Rosemary said ‘aphasia rarely gets airtime on radio or TV, and remains poorly understood by the general public.. we are so grateful to have had this opportunity, and it was a great to see members stepping up to the challenge too”
Please click here to listen to the 5 Live part 1 interview.
Please click here to listen to the 5 Live part 2 interview.