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Organisation Name: Speak With IT
Contact Name: Hattie Foreman
hforeman@speakwithit.org
Phone: 01924 888609
The District/Ward(s) They Operate In: Calderdale Wide
Client Groups: Adults, Carers, Older People(50+), People With Physical Or Sensory Disability
Main Services Provided: Advice / support, Advice / counselling, Health & Social Care, Volunteering
Opening Hours: Monday: 9 - 4pm
Tuesday: 9 - 4pm
Wednesday 9 - 4pm
Thursday 9 - 4pm
Friday 9 - 4pm
General Description: About Speak With IT The aim of our new project is to bring technology (in the form of specially produced software) to those in need of help and for those who neither have, nor can afford, the resources to help them restore their confidence and ability to communicate with others. And all this improvement can be achieved within the comfort and security of their own homes.
About The Group: Are you friendly, positive and patient?

Do you have experience of using a computer?

We are recruiting volunteers to join our new Speech Therapy program and are keen to hear from potential new volunteers who want to join our growing team.

Speak With IT match people with aphasia (speech and communication difficulties) with a trained volunteer who will support the person to work on their goals using a variety of computer therapy programs available on Windows, iPad and Android devices, alongside supported conversation techniques.

Speak With IT are recruiting for Volunteer Speech Support Workers across Yorkshire who can provide valuable one to one support for people with aphasia on speech therapy apps. Our volunteers support people with aphasia in their own home and over videocalls, with visits organised around your availability and the people you are supporting.

Volunteers will schedule appointments each month to check on their client’s progress with the apps, make sure the exercises are an adequate challenge and that they are focussed on working towards useful goals for the client such as learning to text.

Volunteers will also provide a link to the world outside, as many of our clients are socially isolated or may be choosing to shield. Conversation with their volunteer, someone trained to communicate with them effectively can be massively beneficial to both communication and overall mood.

All out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed

Find out more and complete an application by visiting speakwithit.org/volunteer or call the SWIT team on 01924 888609 for more information.