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

The health, social and political system is struggling to deal with the scale and impact of stroke.

The group helped me get back to my old self. You feel like you're part of something; you help people and they help you. We're all there for each other.

Ian, stroke survivor

Why did we make this our goal?

There are many aspects of stroke support and care that are not best delivered by professionals or services. Compassionate communities are able to offer a constant and close-by presence, helping hand and companionship that are particularly effective in supporting people through loneliness, grieving, lack of confidence, stigma, or caregiver fatigue.

We also know that other stroke-related groups, such as the clinical and research communities, struggle to get their voices heard or influence policy and funding decisions nationally and locally.

We want to see:

  • Communities - local and national, professional and social - advocating for and influencing action on stroke.
  • Stroke survivors and carers bring their insight and empathy to improve stroke outcomes for themselves and others - and in doing so rebuild their own confidence and self-esteem.
  • Stroke survivors benefit from and contribute to the human kindness found in all communities.
  • An increase in the number of people within communities who are inspired to give time, voice or money to stroke.