Local groups

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Afasic local groups and contacts - September 2015 (20.1 KiB, 11,124 hits)

Parents often want to talk to other parents, share experiences and concerns, and get together to help campaign for better services in their area. Afasic has a number of local groups and contacts that would like to hear from you.

Details of local group meetings in Devon (north), London (west), Norwich, Shrewsbury, Stockport, Sunderland and Surrey (north).

North Devon

Next meeting: Thursday 15 October, 7pm – 8.30pm at The Cedars Inn

12-16 October is Dyspraxia awareness week. Come along and hear about what dyspraxia is and how it may be affecting your children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
This is also a great opportunity to meet other parents over a cuppa, glass of wine or a pint.

For more information email Dawn Baker.

West London

A west London support group for parents with SLI children started in 2011 at Shepherds Bush.

The next group meeting: tbc

We would be delighted for you and your children to join us. We have a child of 11 with SLI and will be pleased to share our experiences and link up for future activities.

If you would like to get involved please let me know:
Andrew Mitchell – 07900 680 752
Email Andrew


Things are changing at Afasic Norfolk.

We are continuously trying to improve the support we give to children and parents of children with speech and language difficulties and as such we are no longer hosting regular meet ups but are focussing our support on-line. It’s what people seem to want so it’s what we are doing!

We can still be found on Facebook (Norwich Afasic Support Group) but will have a super webpage soon with new links and contacts to help.

Stay tuned folks! Amy and Tracy


A new group is being set up in Shrewsbury. Further details:
Kath Ladenegan local Shrewbury group Leader – tel 01939 260930 or email Kath.


Next meeting: tbc

We now have our own Facebook page ‘Afasic Stockport’ if you want to follow us there.

Contact Rhoda Badge for more details at rhodabadge@hotmail.com


If your child has a speech, language or communication difficulty come and meet with other parents and carers for information and support.

Next meeting: Friday 25 September at 9.15-11.45am.
Northern Saints Primary School, Rotherham Road, Sunderland, SR5 5QL.

Meetings are very informal with lots of chat, tea, coffee and biscuits! Don’t worry if you can only stay for part of the time, and don’t feel you have to come on your own. If you would like to, come with a friend or a relative. Everyone is welcome – please pop in.

If you have any questions please call Nicola – 07729217595, or send an email to Nicola.

Lots of things are changing at the moment for children and young people with additional needs. Over the next year we will be asking some speakers to visit the group to make sure we are as well informed as possible about what is happening in Sunderland. Watch this space for more details, or contact Nicola.

We hope you can join us at the next meeting.

North Surrey

Afasic North SurreyWe have two support meetings a month, where you can meet other parents, voice your concerns, and have a chat. Maria holds a meeting in her Ashtead home, usually in the evening on the first Monday of the month.

Contact: Maria 01372 276515

Christine holds a meeting in her Epsom home, usually in the morning on the third Wednesday of the month.

Contact: Christine on 01372 810079

Please visit the Afasic North Surrey website.

Watch Afasic North Surrey’s new video.

Not a local contact near you?

If there is not one in your area perhaps you might want to start a local group or be a local contact. A short introduction is provided below outlining what is involved in setting up and running a local group.

Setting up a local Afasic Group (61.0 KiB, 1,745 hits)