What people say

Just to say a massive thank you for funding Grid for iPad for our lady – last week we went out to town and S was able to order her own drink and food at a café, by typing out an order using the symbols available! AM, Speech and Language Therapist.

“Again, thank you so much. Sarah and her daughter are over the moon – it’s been a long journey and they are beginning to feel like things are looking brighter for the both of them. Sarah’s daughter is also touched by the kindness of charities such as yourselves.” AM, Speech and Language Therapist

“We are immensely grateful for the Tavistock Trust’s support and generosity over the years. It has made a significant impact on improving the confidence, communication skills and overall quality of life for people with Aphasia and their families” CM

“Just wanted to say a really big thank you again to TTA for supporting this application -it really is appreciated by MB, his family and myself.  I have been very impressed by how quickly and smoothly the application process was too so many thanks for this.”  ED, Speech and Language Therapist

Thank you for helping my wife get this program much appreciated.” AN

I am finding the Dragon Naturally Speaking software very helpful and really appreciate you funding it for me.” MO

StepbyStep is really helping and good to do everyday. Thank you very much.” CW

“BD visibly enjoys using the software to improve his skills and to keep him busy. His wife advises he likes to practice 2-3 times a week. She reports it has made a huge difference in his life as it is giving him something to do and gives him a purpose. He sometimes uses it when visitors come to the house and it “all gets a bit much”.

“I wanted to write to express thanks for funding the aphasia therapy software for JA, …. we can already see the effect upon her communication and confidence. Thank you so much.” GD, Speech and Language Therapist

“The [grant] has made a real difference to the input we are able to offer those [with aphasia] who pass through our unit, thank you once again.” DG, Speech and Language Therapist

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help in getting React2 for MA……………… and wanted to let you know what a huge difference it is making to M’s life. …. now ‘has something to do’ ….. and has a ‘sense of purpose’. What more could we ask for?! I feel so happy .. and am very grateful for your support.” HW, Speech & Language Therapist

The small grant allowed us to quickly progress an idea raised by a relative. The grant application process and reporting back to the Trustees during the year was also beneficial in making the most of the project. The grant has allowed us to demonstrate that the Aphasia Partners group is valued by the partners of people with aphasia and our Trust is now willing to make the resources available for this to be an established part of our aphasia pathway.