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


Hi, my name is Janette.

I joined TALK 4 years ago as a volunteer when I retired as an independent advocate.

I have spent many years in the voluntary sector advocating for adults with mental health, learning disabilities, complex needs and acquired brain injuries such as stroke.  I welcomed the opportunity of joining TALK where I hoped I could use my communication skills to the full.  Since joining TALK I look forward to every week with our members and have come to appreciate the fantastic job that the groups do in providing a safe stimulating environment where our members flourish.

In November I was accepted as a trustee in the hope that I could support this valuable charity to grow and in time support more members.