A charity working with people who have suffered strokes is ‘reaching out to its community’ to help find new premises before the end of the year.
The charity Dyscover was founded in 1994 and has been in the village of Walton on-the-Hill for 12 years providing vital services for people with aphasia after Stroke.
However, the future of Dyscover is uncertain as the charities lease on the building has run out and their current site is to be developed into a new residential area.
This will be devastating for the ninety people who attend the groups and courses run by Dyscover each week, as they may not receive or reach the therapy that they need.
The charity attracts people who travel over 40-miles to receive the specialist treatment from the professional speech and language therapists that oversee and run sessions.
Dyscover has been described by many users as their ‘lifeline’ and the charity wish to stay within this locality to continue to meet the long terms needs of its existing members and new referrals.
Alice Owen, development officer for Dyscover said: "We are looking for new premises but we are becoming more desperate which is why we are now appealing to the public.
"If we can’t find somewhere else we will carry on in a temporary service which will be adequate to run these services."
The charity is now seeking similar premises within a 5-mile radius of Walton, on a ground floor, with disabled access and with parking spaces.
A third of stroke survivors experience difficulties with communication, which is why a new place must be found so this charity can continue the life changing work they do.
Gill Jackson, Founder and Chair of Trustees added: "Dyscover has grown so much over the last few years we are very keen to find the right premises so we can continue to develop our vital services for people with aphasia.
‘We are absolutely committed to continuing our service so it’s imperative that we find a new centre as soon as possible."