The need for our help is growing
Find A Voice was founded by Alastair Dutch and Joy Butcher nearly two decades ago.
It supports children and adults who have a severe speech, language or communication difficulty, and who may require some form of augmentative and alternative communication support.
This can include signing, symbols or a communication aid. Support is provided in person, by telephone and via its website.
Mr Dutch said that people from across the country come to them for help. He said: “We get requests all the time to go into the London boroughs. We have the desire to expand and the need is there.
“Every time I go to an event, people come to me and say they wish they had a FAV centre in Birmingham, or Manchester, or Newcastle.
“More people are living longer, and with that comes all the problems associated with dementia, communication, strokes, Alzheimer’s. This is going to be a growing need.
“We will do our best, and people coming on board like Nick will certainly help.”