Take action on stroke and join us at one of the largest gatherings of stroke survivors in the UK. If you have a personal connection to stroke then join like-minded people and be inspired at this two day event. This is a great way to join the stroke community to have your say on stroke, share experiences and hear developments in stroke care and research.

Date: Monday, 1 July – Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport

Time: Monday 11am until Tuesday 4pm

If you have not been to a UK Stroke Assembly before, you can find out more or read about our past events in 2018.

Bookings have now closed for this event

We look forward to welcoming 200 stroke survivors and professionals at the event on 1 – 2 July at East Midlands, for what promises to be an inspiring event. If you’re joining us, why not share your experiences on social media by using: #strokeassembly


Whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or supporter of clubs and groups, these events are your opportunity to be inspired, build friendships and try something new. This interactive and inspiring conference includes talks and workshops delivered by stroke survivors and stroke professionals, an exhibition, evening dinner and much more.

You do not have to attend all the talks. There will be plenty of time to rest, meet others or visit the exhibition.

Download the programme outline by clicking here.

If you have already booked your space for the UK Stroke Assembly 2019, you should have received a pre-event information pack, which includes all you need to help plan your attendance. If you have not received this via email, call us on 01952 903 717.

With you in mind

We know that attending an event like this might not be easy or something that you have done before.  We have carefully chosen a venue that is accessible and designed a programme that allows you time to rest.  We ask for the views of those affected by stroke when making these decisions.

The venue

The Radisson Blu East Midlands hotel, has a chic and contemporary style and is known for its outstanding services.  It has spacious meeting rooms with good accessible facilities that are suited to this event.  It is conveniently located near to the East Midlands airport in Derby, with good access from the M1 and close to the surrounding cities of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.

Read more about the hotel on the Radisson Blu East Midlands site.


Accommodation on Monday night is included in your residential ticket price. All rooms are ensuite, some with a large walk in shower. (There is approx. a 10cm step into the shower). Twin rooms and baths are available upon request. 

Accessible accommodation

- There are a limited number of fully accessible bedrooms with wet room bathrooms.

-  Please only ask for a fully accessible bedroom if a standard room would not meet your needs.

-  If you have requested an accessible room we will contact you to discuss how best we can support you.

​Please contact us if you have any questions or you would like to book an additional night's accommodation.

Contact details

If you have any questions, please contact us on 02890 508 021 or info@strokeassembly.org.uk

Our postal address is:

Life After Stroke Centre
B61 8RA

Join the conversations

If you have not been able to join us at this year’s event, you can still join the action and see live updates through the Stroke Association's Facebook page.

Streamed live on the Facebook channel will be an interview with stroke survivor Megan Giglia MBE, Great Britain Gold Medallist.  Speaking after dinner, Megan will be sharing her remarkable recovery from stroke and how it led her on a journey to Paralympic success.

Megan Giglia MBE, Great Britain Gold Medallist, holding UK flag and wearing medal

There will also be updates from talks about the National Stroke Programme from Dr Deborah Lowe, and a workshop about building stroke friendly communities that you can watch and join in the conversations online too.    

For more details from the event, follow #strokeassembly on Twitter.