Registered Charity no. 218341  |   Telephone: 01872 225 868


Registered Charity no. 218341  |  01872 225 868  |

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Deafness, the hidden disability

Makaton in Cornwall

We all know how important communication is for living a happy and productive life. Not understanding, not being understood or able to communicate your needs or choices, can be very isolating.  Meeting the needs of clients and employees with cognitive and communication difficulties is fundamental for being a truly inclusive business. But where do you start? What practical steps can you take?

That’s where TALKmoreCORNWALL CIC come in.  TALKmoreCORNWALL CIC provides a range of Makaton workshops across Cornwall.  Makaton is a language programme that uses signs and symbols to help people communicate. It’s easy to learn, designed to support spoken language and can be used straight away.  Ideal for individuals who find it difficult to communicate by speaking, Makaton’s signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order, simplifying communication, reducing frustration and encouraging sociability.

Makaton has been proven to improve the communication skills of people with hearing loss, learning disabilities, muscle disease or physical disability, dementia or Alzheimer’s, or those who have suffered a stroke. Highly flexible, Makaton can be personalised to meet individual needs and abilities, and can be used to signpost areas in a building or label rooms and items.

TALKmoreCORNWALL CIC has recently received some funding from the National Lottery Awards for All to enable them to offer Makaton training across Cornwall.

Find out how your organisation or business can become Makaton friendly on:


Facebook:  Talkmorecornwall CIC

(+44) 07922 530878



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