About Here For You

Our new Here For You telephone service connects stroke survivors and carers to trained volunteers, to offer support following a stroke and to help combat feelings of isolation. There are two types of telephone support available:

Lived experience telephone support

If you or someone you care for has recently suffered a stroke, you may want to speak to someone who can appreciate what you are going through. 

Our volunteers have experienced stroke first hand. They understand the practical and emotional challenges you face, and can offer you advice and peer support to help rebuild your life after stroke.

Connect and chat telephone support

If you have had a stroke or care for someone who has, you may be feeling more alone and isolated at the moment, unable to take part in the usual activities you enjoy. 

Our volunteers provide support and offer you someone to talk to about your interests to help you feel connected with other people.

How can I access the Here For You service?

You can access the service by clicking 'Sign up now' below or calling our Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100.

Sign up now

If you know someone else who might benefit from Here For You, whether that's a loved one or a patient, please click this button.

Sign up someone else

If you speak limited English, we have volunteers who can support you in the following languages:

English, Welsh, French, German, Mandarin, Punjabi, Bengali, Hebrew, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Swedish, Urdu, Portuguese, Somali, Hindi, Shona, Tamil, Turkish and Malayalam.

Video calls are also available using British Sign Language.

What does this service provide?

This service is free and available to all stroke survivors and their carers, regardless of location.

We offer:

  • Trained volunteer telephone support.
  • A matching service to ensure you receive the right support for you.
  • A weekly 30-minute call, for up to 3 months.
  • Signposting to additional support where required.

What information and resources are available?

Read or download the following leaflets and FAQs to help you understand what you can expect when joining our service and the support you will receive. You can also find out about how you can volunteer to give support and help others to rebuild their lives after stroke.

Interested in becoming a Here For You volunteer?

Both our lived experience and connect and chat volunteer roles ensure that, as a stroke community, we are here for people affected by stroke when they need us most, helping them to rebuild their lives.

If you are interested in volunteering, please read more about these roles, access role profiles and apply online.

It’s really special what each and every volunteer is doing. It’s a godsend. One day, I would like to give my time back to someone else as a volunteer for this service.