Vivo Care Choices is supporting a campaign to make Chester the first Makaton-friendly city in the UK.
More than 100,000 people in the UK depend on Makaton, a language programme that helps children and adults with communication difficulties. This includes those with:
- learning disabilities
- physical disabilities
- sensory impairments
- development language disorders (DLD)
- acquired aphasia (stroke)
- English as a second language.
Many organisations, including Vivo, have people using their services who depend on Makaton.
A launch event is being held at Storyhouse in Chester on Friday 12 July from 4-4.45pm, aiming to get at least 50 organisations committed to becoming Makaton-friendly.
If you are interested in attending, you can sign up for free online.