Camden & Islington Communication Support service runs the Camden Communication Plus group and the Camden Aphasia* Café.
*Aphasia is the communication disability that is common after a stroke. It affects people in different ways but can be a devastating condition that can alter all areas of life – such as buying a newspaper, family relationships, or returning to work.
Support for people with various communication disabilities
One to one assessment of personal needs
Support in a group setting and / or at home
The opportunity to practice communication and gain confidence complements the services offered by speech and language therapists
Social opportunities, activities and outings
Access to local support groups
Camden and Islington Communication Support Service
Fridays - 10:30am -12:30pm
Charlie Ratchford Resource Centre, Belmont Street, NW1 8HF
Camden Aphasia Cafe
Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 10.30am-12.00pm
Flapjacks Cafe, 315 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TJ
(Cafe is a drop-in, open to any Camden resident stroke survivor with resulting communication difficulties. Relatives and carers are also welcome)
Volunteering opportunities available
c/o The Blue Building, Ground Floor, 4-8 Whites Grounds, London, SE1 3LA
Communication Support Coordinator - Camden and Islington
0303 3033 100 (Helpline); 07717 275828
Who is it for:
Camden resident stroke survivors with communication difficulties regardless of when they had their stroke.
How to apply:
Contact above - self referral or referral by carer or GP. This will be followed up with a home visit.