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

All Courage Awards

  • Tell us when your nominee had their stroke and any short or long-term effects eg difficulty communicating, mobility problems, emotional problems etc.
  • Tell us if your nominee has ever received support from the Stroke Association eg our information, advice and support services, our communication support services, our Stroke Helpline, Childhood Stroke project etc.
  • Tell us what your nominee did before their stroke and how their life changed after the stroke.
  • Tell us about the activities your nominee is currently involved in eg hobbies, work, volunteering etc.
  • Give us some examples of how your nominee has overcome obstacles in rebuilding their life and how this may have inspired others.
  • Tell us your nominee’s most significant achievement since their stroke.

Award for Creative Arts

  • Tell us when your nominee had their stroke and any short or long-term effects eg difficulty communicating, mobility problems, emotional problems etc.
  • Tell us if your nominee has ever received support from the Stroke Association eg our information, advice and support services, our communication support services, our Stroke Helpline etc.
  • Tell us what your nominee did before their stroke and how their life changed since the stroke.
  • Tell us how your nominee began to rebuild their life and how they became involved in the creative arts.
  • Tell us about the type of art they're involved in painting, drawing, music, film, photography etc and how it has aided their rehabilitation.
  • Make sure you send us examples of your nominee's work by email at lasa@stroke.org.uk or by post (please don't send originals as we won't be able to return them). Remember that the work of art must have been produced since the nominee's stroke and not before.

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.

Award for Volunteering

  • Remember that your nominee must be a registered Stroke Association volunteer, this includes Stroke Association Support Group volunteers.
  • Tell us where your nominee carries out their volunteer work and how long they have been volunteering for the Stroke Association.
  • Tell us what duties the nominee carries out in their role.
  • Give us some examples of anything the nominee is doing that goes above and beyond their regular volunteer duties.
  • Tell us what personal qualities and attributes your nominee has that makes them a good volunteer.

Stroke Group Award

  • Remember that this award is for groups run by volunteers, this includes affiliated and Stroke Association support groups. Unfortunately unaffiliated groups or those that are part of the Stroke Association service are not eligible.
  • Tell us about your group, including when it started and how many members and volunteers it has.
  • Tell us about the group's greatest achievement in the last 12 months and what types of activities its members can take part in.
  • Tell us how the group is enhancing the lives of people affected and how members are involved in any decisions the group makes.

Fundraiser of the Year Award

  • Tell us what your nominee has done by way of fundraising for the Stroke Association.
  • Tell us how long your nominee has been an active fundraiser.
  • Tell us how much money your nominee has raised for the Stroke Association.
  • Tell us what personal qualities your nominee has that make them a good fundraiser.

Professional Excellence Award

  • Remember that we can only accept nominations for a professional in the field of stroke care or prevention. This could be a GP, care worker, stroke nurse, physiotherapist or speech and language therapist etc.
  • Tell us where your nominee works and what their job title is.
  • Tell us how you know the professional eg patient, family, colleague etc, and give us an indication of how long you've known them for.
  • Give us some examples of how your nominee has gone above and beyond their regular duties to provide excellent care for stroke survivors or people at risk of stroke.
  • Tell us what personal attributes your nominee has that make them an exceptional professional in the field of stroke care or prevention.

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