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About Here For You

If you or someone you know has had a stroke, a weekly phone conversation with one of our trained volunteers can help you to rebuild your life after stroke. Talking things through on the phone can build confidence. It can help you feel more connected, supported and able to take the next step in your recovery.

For eight weeks, a volunteer will chat with you for around 30 minutes. If you speak limited English, we may have volunteers who can support you in a different language, just let us know.

There are two types of volunteers available depending on your needs:

  • You can talk to somebody who's been there. Our Lived Experience volunteers have either had a stroke or care for someone who has. Sharing your experiences can help you understand stroke and learn new ways to cope.
  • Or you can talk to a Connect and Chat volunteer and have a social chat about things important to you, like your hobbies or interests.

Thousands of people like you have used this service so far, with more signing up every day. They tell us using this service makes them feel able to cope better with the impact of stroke and they feel more understood and connected.

How do I sign up?

The forms on this page should only be completed if you, or someone you know, would like to sign up to weekly volunteer calls.

Simply fill out a short form by selecting a button below. We'll then get in touch to discuss your needs and match you to a volunteer based on the things you've told us.

If you know a loved one, or a patient who might benefit from a weekly volunteer call, you can sign them up too.

Find out how weekly calls benefited stroke survivors Jarreth and Jade.

If you have a general enquiry about stroke call our Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100 or email helpline@stroke.org.uk

What information and resources are available?

Read or download the following leaflets and Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand what you can expect and the support you'll receive. You can also find out about how you can volunteer to give support and help others to rebuild their lives after a stroke.

Interested in becoming a Here For You volunteer?

Our Here For You volunteers ensure that, as a stroke community, we are here for people affected by stroke when they need us most, helping them to rebuild their lives. If you would like to support people with weekly volunteer calls, read more about our roles and how to apply.

Hear from Alaire, Anita, Haydn and Sharon, who have all been supporting people affected by stroke through weekly volunteer calls.

It's really special what each and every volunteer is doing. It's a godsend. One day, I would like to give my time back to someone else as a volunteer for this service.