The University of Sheffield
In 2013 the Communication Clinic received funding from the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health at the University of Sheffield to support new clinical activities. We also received funding from the Alumni Foundation at the University of Sheffield in 2014. The following activities were supported by this funding.
The SmallTalk group is for children with persisting communication problems, and their parents. The University funding has enabled the employment of staff to support the running of the group.
The Aphasia Centre
The Centre provides support in communication for people with aphasia. The University Funding enabled the establishment of the Centre, and the purchase of equipment for the Centre, including therapy software and electronic devices.
Post-Lee Silverman Voice Treatment group
The post-Lee Silverman Voice Treatment group enables people with Parkinson’s disease to maintain their spoken volume. The funding enabled the employment of staff to support the running of the group.
Life Story and Memory Clinic
The Life Story and Memory Clinic supports people with dementia with their communication. The University funding helped to establish the clinic in 2014.
The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia
The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by aphasia. The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia funds research and projects which meet enhance the life chances of people with aphasia. The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia provides significant and generous financial support for the Aphasia Centre, enabling us to employ a highly specialist speech and language therapist to run the Centre.
NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group part-fund the Aphasia Centre, as part of its commitment to supporting people with life-long conditions. NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group CCG co-funds the employment of our speech and language therapist, along with the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia.
British Aphasiology Society
The British Aphasiology Society supports research into aphasia, including ways of improving the lives of those affected by aphasia. We received an Initiatives in Aphasia Seed Fund award in 2013 which helped us set up the Centre.
Yorkshire and the Humber Local Education and Training Board
Yorkshire and the Humber Local Education and Training Board (LETB) commissions a proportion of our speech and language therapy training places. In addition they provided generous funding to the Life Story and Memory Clinic in 2015.
Parkinson’s UK supports research into the causes and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. In 2013 Parkinson’s UK funded our speech clinic dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s disease maintain intelligible speech.
Marjorie Coote Old People's Charity Fund
Marjorie Coote Old People's Charity Fund supports charitable organisations which work actively for the benefit of old people of small means who were born in, or have resided for not less than 20 years in South Yorkshire. The Fund provided a generous donation to our Aphasia Centre in 2016.
Westfield Health Charitable Trust
The charity works to improve the treatment people receive through grants to other organisations providing care, including the NHS. In 2016 the Trust donated £5,000 to the Aphasia Centre which is enabling us to update all the assessments and therapy materials we use to help people with aphasia maximise their communication potential.