Scotland

Last year you helped our Community and Events Fundraising Team raise just over £245,000. This is a fantastic total and all that money stays in Scotland to help raise awareness about stroke, fund research and support people who have had a stroke.

Our 99 active volunteers donated 1976 hours to support our work in Scotland. They helped us to take blood pressures, delivered talks about stroke, supported our fundraising events and much more. 

We held 123 Know Your Blood Pressure events and took 2849 blood pressure readings. As a result we recommended that 822 people went to see their GP for a follow up test.

Kelpies went purple for Make May Purple for Stroke

Picture of Kelpies lit in purple for Make May Purple

There's information on some areas of our work below but if you'd like more information on anything, call us on 0131 555 7240 or email scotland@stroke.org.uk

My Stroke Guide Cafes - Paisley and Port Glasgow

We are holding regular drop in cafes for My Stroke Guide in Paisley and Port Glasgow. The cafes offer support to those using My Stroke Guide to manage their long term recovery.

My Stroke Guide is an innovative, online tool for people affected by stroke, which can be accessed through a mobile phone or tablet. The content has been shaped by people affected by stroke, for people affected by stroke. It offers access to advice and peer support and enables you to set your own goals to manage your long term recovery.

If you would like more information about the drop in cafes, please contact Maureen on 07703 319 220 or email: maureen.hunter@stroke.org.uk

Life After Stroke grants

We have grants available for people who have had a stroke and are in financial hardship. 

Our Life After stroke grants are a one-off payment of up £300 which you do not have to pay back. It can be used to pay for things such as a new washing machine, a bed, mobility aids, a respite break and more.

The grants are means tested. Find out if you're eligible and how to apply by emailing: GrantsScot@stroke.org.uk

We would like to give out more grants in Scotland but to do this we need to increase our funds. If you would like to help, please make a donation or support our fundraising activities.

Know Your Blood Pressure

Up to 80% of all strokes could be prevented.

High blood pressure is the single biggest, preventable, stroke risk factor. It is often symptomless but is simple to control so long as you are aware that you have it. 

If you would like us to deliver a stroke awareness talk and do blood pressure checks in your workplace please get in touch, call Jen on 0131 555 7253 or email: jen.farrelly@stroke.org.uk

Or you can set up your own event - we'll send you all the information you need! 

Self-directed Support and Advocacy

Self-directed Support allows you to make decisions about what support you receive and how you receive it. Watch the video below to find out more.

We have also produced two booklets about self-directed support: a short users guide and a professionals guide with online glossary.

If you would like a print copy of either booklet, email:scotland@stroke.org.uk

Stroke Policy in Scotland

Stroke has been a clinical priority for the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland for more than 15 years. Over that time there have been significant improvements in the quality of stroke care, which has contributed to a reduction in the number of deaths from stroke.

The key stroke policies and strategies in Scotland are:

A number of Best Practice Statements have also been produced: