The mentoring project aims to deliver qualifications in mentoring for disabled young people as well as other training opportunities.

Update June 2024:

Invite to Find Out More About CM Communication Clubs 

Would you like to know more about how Communication Matters (CM) can support new and existing groups for AAC users (Communication Clubs)? Would you like to find out more about peer support and mentoring?

CM are delighted to offer a series of free Zoom sessions to tell you more about the range of support and resources available. Communication Clubs help to bring AAC users, parents and carers and practitioners together, to make social connections, enjoy some shared learning and provide some peer support.

Please let us know which session you would like to attend (you only need to attend one):

  • Monday 8th July – 4.00pm-5.00pm
  • Thursday 25th July – 10.30am-11.30am
  • Tuesday 6th August – 2.00pm-3.00pm

The sessions will include:

  • Welcome and introductions.
  • A short presentation about CM Communication Clubs and what we can offer in the way of support and resources with Q&A.
  • What does a Communication Club look like? Sharing experiences.
  • Ideas for new clubs – where and who.
  • What is needed in the way of support and next steps.

To book your place at any of the sessions or for more information, please email Verity Elliott on [email protected] or phone 07891 959048.

For more information about CM Peer Support, please see further details below.

Update May 2024:


With funding from the National Lottery, Communication Matters is delighted to support the setting up and running of AAC Communication Clubs. The aim of the Communication Clubs is to enable AAC users to meet together for peer support and make connections with other AAC users. We can also help AAC users gain an accredited qualification.

At this stage, we are looking for people who would like to run a Communication Club in their local area.

The Communication Clubs can take place in any venue or setting such as a school, college or in the local community. They can be in person or online. We are particularly interested in AAC users who have gained the Level 1 in Mentoring qualification to help co-facilitate these sessions either in person or remotely.

CM have created some useful resources and we can provide support and guidance. For more information please download the PDF below.

To register your interest in running a Communication Club please complete the Expression of Interest form below.

Update April 2024:

Watch our Animation about Mentoring!

Communication Matters commissioned a wonderful animation that really helps to illustrate what AAC mentoring is about. It is about the opportunity to listen to and support another person as they make various transitions in their lives, or if they want to make a change, or if they would simply like support using their communication device.

We have funding available for a host of wonderful learning and development opportunities from Entry Level to Level 2 fully accredited and some non-accredited short courses specifically designed for AAC users in England so please click here for more information and do not hesitate to contact us.

Verity Elliott
07891 959048
[email protected]

Update February 2024:

Good News from National Lottery England!

We are delighted to announce that Communication Matters has been successful in being awarded a grant from the National Lottery to continue our AAC peer support and mentoring project in England for another five years.

This is fantastic news as we aim to continue to offer a range of opportunities for accredited and non-accredited learning in a wide range of topics including mentoring and peer support and communication clubs.

We are currently planning next steps so keep a look out for updates coming shortly. For more information, contact the CM Office on [email protected].