Say Aphasia


Say Aphasia support people to adapt to a life with aphasia, a condition that can restrict speech, reading, and writing abilities.

Say Aphasia was founded by CEO Colin Lyall after developing the condition following a stroke. Their support groups are led by people with aphasia and enable hundreds of people to regain their independence and confidence post-diagnosis. Given that statutory provision of speech and language therapy only lasts 16 weeks, Say Aphasia’s continuous support fills a crucial gap. Consequently, they are in high demand, with requests to establish groups in at least five new areas.

With our funding they will hire a Volunteer Coordinator to expand and strengthen their network of groups and volunteers. Funding will also enable them to forge new partnerships and focus on fundraising to ensure long-term sustainability.