Dr Sally McVicker trained as a speech and language therapist having gained her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Durham. She has almost thirty years’ experience of working with people living with the communication disability, aphasia.
Sally worked in a range of therapy roles in the NHS and in higher education before moving to the voluntary sector as a specialist to support people with aphasia.
In this last year, Sally has founded this small local charity, Aphasia Re-Connect, to support people in the longer term.
We work together in partnership, running peer-led groups, training and peer befriending to support people with aphasia to re-connect with life.
Aphasia Re-Connect has a vibrant team of volunteer peer supporters who work in a range of roles.
We also regularly recruit communication support volunteers to work in partnership with our peer leaders. Our volunteers support people with aphasia to build on their strengths, to support others and welcome them into the Aphasia Re-Connect community.
If you would like to join our energetic team of volunteers in this valuable work, please get in touch with us via this website.
Peter Cook, Chair of Trustees
As a professional industrial chemist Peter has been involved with manufacturing cement, plasters and paints during his career.
He has been a Liveryman in the City of London since 1982.
During the past 30 years he has been:
- Chairman of Snowcem PMC Ltd 1986 – 1996
- Chairman of Plaisterers hall Limited 2002 – 2012
- Master of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers’ 2000 – 2001
- Sheriff of City of London 2009 – 2010
The Trustees provide the overarching governance of the Charity and support Aphasia Re-Connect’s work and ambition.