Posted 15th June 2021
#carersweek2021 Dyscover not only supports people with #aphasia and #PPA but their families too.
Part of our ethos is to support whole families, our family support programme offers practical, emotional and signposting advice. Our group SLT’s offer these termly sessions to all of our relatives and carers as many adjust to living with aphasia.
We have an ‘open door’ policy at Dyscover and offer support and advice to relatives living with aphasia. Many carers need emotional support at different stages of their relatives recovery journey.
We feel it is very important that relatives are educated about aphasia/Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) and understand their relatives specific communication needs and how to support these. This is why we offer group and 1:1 Conversation Partner courses and information sessions for whole families.
Connection and Peer support is really important for both our beneficiaries and our carers. We cannot wait to get back to offering social trips and events to families. One of our most popular is an outdoor activities day for whole families with children, who may perhaps face too many barriers when trying to organise these ‘fun’ days as a family. We not only want to provide the accessibility but also a chance for our younger carers to connect with other peers who also have a parent with aphasia.