TALK Surrey CIO

Supporting people with aphasia after stroke

Queens AwardTALK received the
Queen's Award
for Voluntary Service
in recognition of the outstanding
contribution made by volunteers


Our mission is to support and empower people to live positively withaphasia, through engagement with their local peer network and the wider community.

Our key values are:

INCLUSION:
We promote a culture of inclusion, respect and enablement by providing a supportive and accessible communication environment.  We are considerate of each other’s feelings, values and points of view.

COMMUNITY:
Our group-based approach provides positive opportunities for connection, friendship and peer support, fostering a sense of belonging and worth.  We are committed to helping people withaphasia build their confidence and self-esteem, leading to improved wellbeing, increased participation and independence within the community.

INTEGRITY:
We are committed to quality and excellence in all we do.  We are trustworthy and responsible.  We welcome accountability and behave ethically, honestly and transparently, in accordance with best practice.

COLLABORATION:
TALK values and promotes effective teamwork between our volunteers, staff, leadership and other local services.  We work collectively with people withaphasia and their families, to ensure that they receive caring support and the best service from TALK.