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 working.
- We've developed a back to work guide for employers, with information on how best to support stroke survivors return to the workplace.
- There's also a guide to work and stroke for anyone who is thinking of going back to work, volunteering or changing career after a stroke.
- We have a factsheet called 'Stroke in People of Working Age'.
We know that returning to a work after a stroke can be daunting and challenging, so we’ve developed a return to work form to help you. This includes guidelines and templates that are designed to support your conversations with your employer and they will help you discuss your stroke and any adaptations that need to be made to your workplace.
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 you the opportunity to talk openly and honestly with people who truly understand.
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 own 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. We appreciate their commitment to people affected by stroke and in supporting their return to work.
Get in touch
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our Back to Work Project Manager, Tina Ansere:
- 020 7940 1353