Partner with people and communities to help them take action on stroke

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The Stroke Association were there with advice and support from the time I was in hospital right up until now and the help and support they give to people is absolutely amazing. It's been great to give something back with my fundraising!

Stevie Carver, fundraiser

We've explored different ways to inspire more people to give their time, money or voice to raise money and awareness.

Throughout 2021-22:

  • Our Stroke Association Support Groups provided peer support to 3,257 people.
  • We introduced more online and face-to-face forums to give people the change to share ideas, tips and information.

  • For example, Canal and River Trust in Nottingham, which enabled a stroke group to enjoy their local canal. And the Wave Project in Devon, who support stroke survivors and carers to surf.

  • We regularly involve people affected by stroke in projects across the charity, so we can ensure that what we’re doing is shaped by their insight, advice and needs.
  • For example, we involved stroke survivors in the creation of our ‘What is a stroke?’ video, using their experience to make sure it would meet the needs of newly diagnosed stroke survivors.
  • We’re also pushing for stroke survivors to have a stronger voice in NHS decisions about stroke by influencing for local and national forums to be set up and supporting the individuals to have their say.

  • Stroke Group Network Conference – our two-day online event was attended by 219 group leaders, volunteers and staff representing 120 stroke support groups from across the UK.
  • UKSF - 1,812 delegates from the healthcare professional community attended. Speakers included Professor Chris Whitty.

  • We’ve been overwhelmed by your support at face-to-face, online and virtual events.
  • We received 412 legacies from our wonderful supporters, resulting in over £19.3 million in legacy income (£7.2 million more than 2020-21).
  • The generosity of our trusts, foundations, major donors and corporate partners make a huge difference to our work.

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