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Camden & Islington Communication Support Service (Stroke Association)

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
Umbrella org:
Stroke Association
Contact name:
Ellen Bernstein
Job title:
Communication Support Coordinator - Camden and Islington
0303 3033 100 (Helpline); 07717 275828
Opening times:
see description
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.

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