The Stroke Association Care Award – a quality standard for your care setting

There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK today living with the impact of stroke and nearly half of stroke survivors rely on someone to help them with daily living.

The Care Award provides training and support which enables your staff to deliver person-centred care to stroke survivors and those most at risk of stroke. As a marker of quality, the Care Award delivers the recognition your care setting deserves.

Care Award standards

The Care Award covers five standards:

  • Stroke Awareness Training – a well-trained workforce ensures the people in your care are appropriately looked after.
  • Policy – an organisation-wide approach to stroke underpins a quality service.
  • Information and signposting – staff, residents and their families need up to date information on stroke, and know where to turn for further help.
  • Prevention – stroke is preventable and staff need to know how they can support this.
  • Person-centred care – every stroke is different and requires an individualised care plan. 

The award is available at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and is achieved by evidencing the criteria outlined in the self-assessment tool. The depth and breadth of the criteria increases throughout the levels. The award is valid for one year.

We deliver the training face to face and via distance learning. Our team will support you to achieve the standard through regular contact and by sharing best practice.

On completing the award you’ll be presented with a wall plaque, certificate of achievement and pin badges for your newly qualified staff. You’ll also benefit from joint publicity and ongoing support from the Stroke Association training team.

We offer quality assured training for all professionals helping stroke survivors to make the best recovery they can. Train with us and together we can conquer stroke.

Your investment

  • Bronze achievement fee: £500
  • Silver achievement fee: £750
  • Gold achievement fee: £1,000.

The training costs from just £90 per learner – contact us to find out more.

If you are compliant with the National Minimum Data-set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) you may be able to claim some or all of your training costs back.

What the Care Award gives you

The Stroke Association Care Award provides:

  • Recognition – be recognised for your commitment to providing quality care.  
  • Confidence – individuals in your care and their families will have greater confidence in your ability to provide appropriate services.
  • Motivated and committed staff – invest in and celebrate the development of your workforce to keep them motivated and committed.
  • Support for CQC inspections – the Care Award ensures you’re delivering truly person-centred care and fully supports the CQC inspection process. 

​​To find out more and make an application, get in touch with us today:

“We have received training and support from the Stroke Association, and the people who are looking to use our service for their relatives are always very excited to hear that. I would recommend the Stroke Association Care Award to other services who want to improve the care they offer to stroke survivors”.
Wendy Mead, Manager at The Grange Care Centre, part of the Forest Healthcare group, the first care home in the UK to achieve the Care Award