In 2016 we ran more events than ever to reach more people living with stroke and aphasia.

For the first time, we ran a one-day event in Scotland, sharing highlights from 2015's event. Two further national UK events were held in Nottingham (UKSA North) and Swindon (UKSA South). Find out the key messages that came out of the UK Stroke Assembly North and South events.

Through running more events we were able to give a greater voice to those affected by stroke and connect with a wider audience who had never attended UKSA before.

Read about the events held in 2016, view photos and access presentations shared at the events:

Sharing your views with stroke professionals at the UK Stroke Forum

Claire Vincent, Chair of the UK Stroke Assembly Steering Group, shared the key messages gathered from the UK Stroke Assembly North and South events with the stroke professionals at the UK Stroke Forum on 30 November 2016.

The key messages emphasised that that life after stroke is 'the start of a new way of life’. Recovery doesn’t have time limits and it's important to know more about hidden effects of stroke and the potential links between stroke and other conditions.

The sessions continued with stroke survivors Emma and Dave sharing their own perspectives of the differences in stroke care in the Liverpool area and the call to action for all professionals to support our New Era for Stroke campaign.

Share and Inspire Films

At past UK Stroke Assembly events, we've shared a series of short films called Share and Inspire films. These share personal experiences of stroke and how those affected have moved forward in their recovery or taken action.

Topics include:

  • getting involved in research
  • stroke support groups
  • becoming a counsellor and supporting others
  • taking action on stroke and becoming a volunteer
  • vision problems after stroke.

You can also view our other videos on our YouTube channel.