Speakability influences policy and service development in a variety of ways.
- Contacting MPs - inviting them to parliamentary events and to Speakability meetings.
- Group members also write to their MPs and visit them in their surgery sessions.
- Taking part in consultations - for example NICE or Department of Health consultations.
- Playing an active part in umbrella organisations - Speakability members sit on the boards of the Neurological Alliance, Communications Forum, British Aphasiology Society and Intercollegiate Working Party on Stroke.
- Raising awareness during Speak About Aphasia Month (annually in June).
- Achieving media coverage about Aphasia.
- Informing callers to the Information Service how they can get the best out of the system.
- Working with other organisations with a common interest.
- Our campaign document, Joined Up Talking, Joined Up Working, outlined Speakability's agenda for change to deliver the right services for people with Aphasia.