AN aphasia support charity needs volunteers in Wharfedale.

The charity Speak with IT has recently seen demand for support surge around Wharfedale and is recruiting for three volunteer speech support workers. Aphasia often occurs when people have had a stroke or brain injury, damaging the communications centre of the brain and affecting speech and the ability to communicate with others. Charity manager, James Major said: “We receive referrals from speech and language therapists at the hospital and we aim to pair someone with aphasia with a volunteer who lives locally to them within one month. The volunteer will meet with the client and their carer on average once a month for one and a half hours in their own home. It would be a great opportunity for someone who wants to give back to their community or who has an interest in speech and language therapy. All travel expenses to training and appointments will be reimbursed.”

To apply visit or call 01924 888608 for an informal chat.