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Andrew Papworth Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Stroke survivors in Norwich and South Norfolk are calling for a communication support service to be reinstated after a loss of funding.
The Stroke Association ran the service to help sufferers left with aphasia – a condition where people have difficulty speaking or understanding speech – learn how to talk again or use other means of communicating.
But the charity stopped providing the service in March last year after losing NHS funding.
- More than 65,000 people are now juggling work and care for sufferer
- Nine out of ten businesses say they would consider flexible hours for carers
- Campaigners say more needs to be done to help those with condition
- Celebrities Alesha Dixon, Ray Winstone and Amanda Holden back new drive
More than 50,000 carers will have to quit their jobs to look after loved ones with dementia this year, research shows.
Public Health England and leading health charity, the Alzheimer’s Society, have joined forces in a major campaign to encourage the public to tackle one of the nation’s biggest health issues.