The 13th June 2004 was the first anniversary of the death of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia’s founder, Robin Tavistock, Duke of Bedford. The family and Trustees wanted to mark that day by doing something positive.
The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia invited a range of key organisations from across the UK who work in the field of Aphasia to a Symposium, to explore ways in which we could all work more collaboratively together. On that day the Aphasia Alliance came into being.
The Aphasia Alliance is not an organisation, but an informal union between different organisations that share a common purpose – to improve the lives of, and support, people with aphasia and their families.
The purpose of the Aphasia Alliance is:
The Aphasia Alliance meets twice a year.
During 2012, the Aphasia Alliance worked together to draw up some ‘top tips’ about communicating with people with aphasia.
About The Aphasia Alliance
In 2004, The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia was instrumental in bringing together a range of key organisations from across the UK who work in the field of Aphasia, and as a result the Aphasia Alliance was formed.