We have appointed Ceri Jackson as the charity’s newest trustee in Wales. Ceri has 25 years’ experience working in the third sector and with healthcare systems across the UK in consultant, executive and non-executive roles.
The Stroke Association is excited to be taking part in University College London World Stroke Day. It’s a free online event from Monday 26 - Friday 30 October that aims to give people affected by stroke the chance to learn more about stroke research and have their say to influence research.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, many GPs are now offering phone-based consultations as an initial step, before deciding if a face to face appointment is necessary, but it can feel like an extra challenge for people recovering from stroke, particularly with disabilities such as aphasia.
Andrew Cook, Direct of Customer Experience, delivers a statement about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on charities, and how people can help in this time.
We anticipate a shortfall of £1.5 million in our funding programme this year to resume current research and support vital new projects. This could have a catastrophic knock-on effect for stroke research and delay access to important new life-changing treatments that allow people to rebuild their lives after stroke.
Working with the charity A Stroke of Luck, who specialise in exercise-based recovery for stroke survivors, our new videos offer three levels of difficulty and will cover different aspects of movement. Each video is led by a qualified physiotherapist.