Afasic Scotland

Details

The Vine, 43, Magdalen Yard Road
Dundee DD1 4NE

Phone: 01382 250060
http://www.afasicscotland.org.uk

Contact Details

Director: Arianna Patterson
Phone: 01382 250060

Organisation Info

Charity No: SC039170
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Notes:
AIMS: Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.

OTHER INFO: Afasic promotes the development of local parent support groups, provides information and advice through publications, leaflets, website and a dedicated national telephone helpline. Afasic is committed to improving understanding of speech and language impairments and their impact on children and young people and actively promotes research projects and collaborative working with other organisations, local authorities, health trusts and educational institutions. We offer training, workshops and conferences for parents and professionals working in education, health and other services for children and young people. Afasic Scotland is a registered provider of continuing professional development for teachers.

Volunteers:
Volunteer Screening:  Yes
Expenses Paid:  Yes
Insurance Cover:   Yes
Volunteer Policy:   Yes

What They Do:
Volunteers play a major role in forming parent support groups, raising awareness of speech and language difficulties in their local area and helping organise activities for children and their families. The national telephone helpline involves trained volunteers and others act as local contact points in different areas. In addition, volunteers often participate in fund-raising events to support the charity or help with the administration at training/conferences.