Around a quarter of strokes happen to people of working age (16-65) and life can change drastically, especially if you have to give up work as a result.
- We've developed a back to work guide for employers, with information on how best to support stroke survivors return to the work place.
- There is also a guide to work and stroke for anyone who is thinking of going back to work, volunteering or changing career after a stroke.
- Please also see our factsheet Stroke in People of Working Age.
The Back to work service has now transitioned into the Sir Jack Petchey peer mentoring service.
We understand how hard it can be to open up, trust, and talk to someone about your stroke. Our peer mentoring service offers support to stroke survivors of working age (16-65) living in London. We give stroke survivors the opportunity to talk openly and honestly, with people who truly understand. We offer up to eight weeks of support that assists them to work on their goals.
This service provides support for up to eight weeks on a one-to-one basis, face to face, by telephone or online. Peer mentors:
- support to set work goals
- discuss work related barriers
- offer emotional support by listening, being empathetic and non-judgemental
- understand the challenges stroke survivors face
- share their experiences
- support to improve confidence and motivation
- provide encouragement.
This service has been made possible through the kind generosity of Sir Jack Petchey, his family, friends and colleagues. Stroke Association appreciates their commitment to people affected by stroke and in supporting their return to work.
For more information contact Tina Ansere, Back to Work Project Manager:
- T: 0207 940 1353
- M: 0770 297 6569
- Email: email@example.com