What is the UK Stroke Club Conference?

The UK Stroke Club Conference is an annual event that brings together those involved in running and volunteering at stroke clubs and groups. Each year the event has grown in success and numbers.

The event is an opportunity to:

  • network with like-minded people
  • hear the latest news from the stroke community
  • share experiences and ideas
  • find out more about the support available for groups and members. 

Future events

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances around COVID-19 and the uncertainty that this creates, we have made the sad decision not to run the UK Stroke Club Conference as planned on Friday 9 to Saturday 10 October at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

We will be exploring alternative, virtual ways we can provide opportunities for club and group leaders to connect in another way with each other and the Stroke Association on the issues that matter to them.

If you have any questions please email clubconference@stroke.org.uk or call 01527 903717.

UK Stroke Club Conference 2019

The annual UK Stroke Club Conference was held on the 4-5 October 2019 at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. Attended by 174 representatives from 80 clubs and groups from across the UK to share experiences, ideas and connecting together.

View photos and film from the event.

Talks and Workshops

At the 2019 UK Stroke Club Conference we focused on the power of working together, reaching out to those in your local and national community and learning from each other.  

We know that there are lots of amazing things that our network of stroke support clubs and groups do to help rebuild lives after stroke and the many connections they have in their local communities.

We explored how to make the most of these connections for fundraising and to support the long term sustainability of their group. We also talked about the various resources and support that the Stroke Association can provide to help run a group effectively.

Including making sure you are taking care of yourself as well as your members. The people approach shone through loud and clear, creating a motivational and uplifting couple of days, sharing the wealth of experiences of all our wonderful volunteers.

View the programme booklet

View the programme at a glance

Find out more about all of the speakers

If you have access, you can view all presentations from the event on the Volunteers Intranet (to follow shortly). Or contact us at clubconference@stroke.org.uk or 01527 903717.

Sponsors and exhibitors

The UK Stroke Club Conference 2019 was kindly sponsored by the Nesta and partly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and our corporate sponsors Irwin Mitchell solicitors.

This film from the UK Stroke Club Conference 2017 captures some of the amazing work done by volunteers, to support their group members and reduce isolation.