Supporting people with aphasia after stroke or brain injury
Queens AwardTALK received the
Queen's Award
for Voluntary Service
in recognition of the outstanding
contribution made by volunteers


"I have been coming to TALK for a number of years now & it has improved my speech.
I enjoy the meeting as I don't usually got to clubs but talk has been a great befit & fun for me.
I have missed the meeting like so many of us & can't wait for the return in the autumn fingers crossed.
Both my wife & I have been very lucky to stay fit & well.
I would also like to thank you all for you Stirling work.
I have enjoyed all the quizzes & crosswords."


"Our Group want you to know how grateful we are that you have been providing weekly activities for our Recoverers, which I know they have appreciated.  It’s been a great way for them to feel connected."



"I wanted to say how much I like TALK, not always but if I didn't like going I wouldn't come.

I've been coming for 16 years. Coming here is company.

I miss it at the moments. You do so much to keep us in touch."



"We have continued to benefit from the TALK exercises and I will continue with these via FaceTime while we are away... Please convey our best wishes and appreciation to Alison; I don’t think anyone should be unaware of the time and effort this takes."


Thank you for being in touch and sending … interesting puzzles.  We do try…he has, and continues to have, benefitted by TALK"


I love the opportunity to engage with others and it gives me confidence to do so when I am out and about


He has developed independence in being away from me.  I have nothing but praise for the group leader and volunteers.  They show immense patience and understanding.”  Wife of TALK Member


The social interaction has helped my confidence.”  TALK Member


I was really impressed with the group and the fact that training is provided to the volunteers (both before attending the groups but also the refresher training).”  Speech & Language Therapist