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

We are pleased to announce this year’s UK Stroke Club Conference 2019.

Friday, 4 October – Saturday, 5 October, 2019. East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

Invites and booking forms will be sent to the main contact of all clubs and groups in July 2019.

If you are interested in helping shape future club conference events, we’d love to hear from you. Please email clubconference@stroke.org.uk or call 01527 903717.

If you're not part of a club or group, or would like to attend an event as an individual, you may be interested in the UK Stroke Assembly. This event brings together those people affected by stroke to share their hopes and concerns in a UK-wide forum. 

UK Stroke Club Conference 2018

The UK Stroke Club Conference 2018 took place on Friday, 28 September – Saturday, 29 September 2018, at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. Over 150 guests attended from 71 stroke clubs and groups.

Guests gained peer support, friendship and inspiration across the two days.

See the programme booklet and photos from the event

Talks and Workshops

Man on a podium with microphones, with a woman to the right, at a Stroke Association conference

The two-day event opened with an inspirational talk from the Neath Port Talbot Stroke Group. Emma and Paul spoke about the power and value of their group, and how it had changed not only their lives, but those of others affected by stroke in South Wales.

My Stroke Guide, wellbeing, fundraising and connecting with carers were just some of the topics on the programme. Guests also had the chance to try a range of practical activities including seating kurling, darts and a range of crafts, taking back ideas and tips to use in their own groups.

Find out more about all of the speakers

View a list of all talks and workshops and email clubconference@stroke.org.uk to request copies of the presentations.

If you have access, you can view them on the Volunteers Intranet 

Sponsors and exhibitors

The UK Stroke Club Conference 2018 was kindly sponsored by the Big Lottery Fund, Irwin Mitchell, Omron and Bond Hotel Blackpool. Read more about our sponsors and exhibitors.

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.