Afasic is the parent-led UK-wide charity representing the interests of children and young people with speech and language difficulties. We campaign for recognition of their difficulties and appropriate support to meet their needs and facilitate their inclusion in society. We provide information and support for their parents through our website , helpline and range of downloads and leaflets. We are a registered training provider and also from time to time run workshops and conferences for parents, professionals and the young people themselves.
Our mission is to change lives through reminiscence, improving health and wellbeing. We work with people of all ages on creative projects, especially with people living with dementia and carers; both of these demographics can access 1:1 support from us. Our Goals: 1. To reduce isolation and loneliness 2. To promote intergenerational understanding 3. To improve the quality of life and care for older people and those with dementia 4. To support carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing Our values Age Exchange strives to be person-centred, creative, open and inclusive in all that we do, including activity groups for people with dementia and their carers where they can access support; and community groups for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy physical activity, art, languages and short educational courses. We believe that focusing on the individual using reminiscence-based practices in dementia care, their stories and experiences are the cornerstone of reducing loneliness, making way to improving wellbeing. We want to create an environment where everyone feels valued and included. We recognise that differences exist and thus respond to individual need.