Find out how to tailor your nomination for each category of the Life After Stroke Awards.

Courage Award

  • A stroke survivor, 18 years old and over.
  • When your nominee had their stroke and any short and long-term effects they’ve experienced. For example, difficulty communicating, mobility problems, emotional problems.
  • If your nominee has ever received support from the Stroke Association, for example, our Information, Advice and Support services, our Communication Support services, or our Stroke Helpline.
  • What your nominee did before their stroke and how has their life changed since the stroke.
  • Any activities your nominee is currently involved in, for example, their hobbies, work, volunteering.
  • Examples of how your nominee has overcome obstacles in rebuilding their life and how this may have inspired others.
  • What has been your nominee’s most significant achievement since their stroke?

Children and Young People’s Courage Award

  • A young stroke survivor, 17 years old and under.
  • When your nominee had their stroke and any short and long-term effects they’ve experienced. For example, difficulty communicating, mobility problems, emotional problems.
  • If your nominee has ever received support from the Stroke Association, for example, our Stroke Helpline, our website or our stroke support services.
  • Any activities your nominee is currently involved in, for example, their hobbies, school, volunteering
  • Examples of how your nominee has overcome obstacles in rebuilding their life and how this may have inspired others.
  • What has been your nominee’s most significant achievement since their stroke?

Carer's Award

  • Tell us who your nominee is caring for and how they know the stroke survivor.
  • Tell us when the stroke survivor had their stroke and any short and long-term effects eg difficulty communicating, mobility problems, emotional problems etc.
  • Tell us how caring for the stroke survivor has changed their life.
  • Give us details of how the carer helps the stroke survivor eg organising activities, help with dressing, feeding, toileting, communicating, helping with physical/emotional well-being etc.
  • Tell us what challenges and difficulties the carer has overcome in supporting the stroke survivor.
  • Give us some examples of how the carer has supported the stroke survivor to overcome obstacles in rebuilding their life.

Carer’s Award

  • A carer who regularly provides care and support for a stroke survivor.
  • Not a paid carer.
  • Who your nominee is caring for and how they know the stroke survivor.
  • When the stroke survivor had their stroke and any short and long-term effects they’ve experienced. For example, difficulty communicating, mobility problems, emotional problems.
  • How caring for the stroke survivor changed the carer’s life.
  • Details of how the carer helps the stroke survivor, for example, organising activities, helping with dressing, feeding, communicating, and physical/ emotional wellbeing
  • Any challenges or difficulties the carer has overcome in supporting the stroke survivor.
  • Examples of how the carer has supported the stroke survivor to overcome obstacles in rebuilding their life.

Fundraiser of the year Award

  • What your nominee has done by way of fundraising for the Stroke Association.
  • How long your nominee been an active fundraiser?
  • How much money your nominee raised for the Stroke Association?
  • Personal qualities your nominee has that make them a good fundraiser.

Rebuilding Lives Award

Please use this template to complete your nomination.

  • How this member of staff, volunteer, or group lives each value below by giving an example, or story, per value.

We are human

Do they spend time getting to know people, and the emotions that stroke brings out? Describe how they recognise everyone’s differences with kindness.

We believe in better

How do they strive to achieve the best for people affected by stroke? Describe how they find ways to improve things, and learn as they move forward.

We give our all

How do they harness their passion and expertise to motivate people to give their all? Describe how they champion people’s needs when they can’t.

We say it how it is

Are they always honest and listen to everyone’s needs? Describe how they set challenging but realistic goals for themselves, and the people we support.

Community Impact Award

  • How the nominee(s) are connected to the Stroke Association and why they are supporting the charity?
  • What the nominee(s) have done or are doing to take action on stroke in their local community?
  • What the impact has been on their local community?
  • How they have or are currently inspiring others to take action on stroke?

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