Active Lives After Stroke is a two-year project, funded by the National Lottery and awarded through Sport England, that will explore how we can support stroke survivors to become active and stay active through attending peer support groups.

We all know being active is important. But, we also know it can be daunting getting active again after a stroke. We’re here to help stroke survivors get active at their own pace with other stroke survivors.

“Disabled people say they are nearly twice as likely to be physically inactive (43%), compared with non-disabled people (21%).“
sportengland.org/our-work/disability/why-sport-for-disabled-people-matters

Being active can improve both your physical and mental well being. It could help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increase muscle strength and flexibility and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.

If you’re a stroke survivor who does less than 30 minutes a week of an activity that gets you out of breath, feeling warmer and raises your heart rate, Active Lives After Stroke sessions could be for you.

The sessions are designed with stroke survivors to get people moving in a fun and friendly environment. And, they work with local activity providers to make sure people of all abilities can be included in the sessions.

The project is running in four areas across England, in Grimsby, Central Lancashire, North Devon and Newham.

If you want to find out more about Active Lives After Stroke in your area, please contact: 

Grimsby
Katie Chatburn: 01472 277658 or katie.chatburn@stroke.org.uk

Central Lancashire
Laura Coleman: 07764 905073 or laura.coleman@stroke.org.uk

Devon
Sonya Webb:  07717 275759 or sonya.webb@stroke.org.uk

Newham
Details coming soon.

 

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