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Communication Access Project

Training begins 23-24 September
Last chance to join!

Is your service accessible to people with communication difficulties?

The SLCSN is commissioning an exciting new Communication Access Project with Connect: the Communication Disability Network

The project aims to improve communication access to services working with stroke survivors with a communication difficulty.

Champions needed for participation

We are recruiting a number of communication champions to receive a 2-day Communication Access Toolkit training session at Connect. This will equip the champion with all of the resources required to cascade the training (at least 3 times) to different groups of colleagues and evaluate its impact.

The champion will receive ongoing support and attend a mentoring day to receive additional support. A final evaluation day will allow champions to showcase service changes to a panel of local experts with aphasia.

What are the benefits?

  • Help to meet a range of National Stroke Strategy Quality Markers
    • QM1: Awareness
    • QM3: Information
    • QM4: Involving service users
    • QM13: Long term advice and support
  • Receive practical advice on improving communication access for all service users, not just stroke survivors
  • Attend complimentary 2-day training session at Connect plus mentoring and support throughout the project
  • Enjoy networking with those in similar projects across London
  • Raise awareness of communication access for service development issues (e.g. patient reported outcomes, user involvement in service development)

Who can be a champion?

Champions can come from any background - they do not need to be a health professional but must:

  • Work in any part of the stroke pathway (health, social or voluntary services)
  • Be passionate/enthusiastic about communication
  • Have experience of or an interest in training others
  • Ideally Band 5 or higher (not essential if other criteria are met)

How to apply?

Simply submit your contact details and any other relevant information to Alice Jenner, senior project manager via e-mail.

If you need further assistance, you may also call Alice on 020 8812 5951

Forward your interest to Alice Jenner

Training begins 23-24 September. For more details, please contact Alice on 020 8812 5951 or via e-mail.

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Become a champion!

There are still spaces available.

Training begins on 23-24 September.

For more information, please contact Alice Jenner via via e-mail or on 020 8812 5951.


Info at a glance

Download a one-page flier on the project.