Stroke Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC037789

To help people rebuild their lives after stroke by providing peer support, information and access to our resources for example: peer support groups, online stroke cafes, here for you telephone support, our online resource - My Stroke Guide, helpline, website, research and policy and influencing.

We fund significant research in Scotland.

We have the Renfrewshire Stroke & Carers Welcome Cafe, providing peer support and access to information and resources.

Our goals are to :
A. Make stroke the priority it needs to be
B. Ensure that everyone affected by stroke has access to the rehabilitation and lifelong support they need.
C. Partner with people and communities to help them take action on stroke.

Current opportunities

We need people to tell us their own stories of how they have been impacted by stroke, to help us to raise awareness in the media and elsewhere. When we want to talk about stroke, we find that people are more inclined to listen if we use real stories that are told by people affected by stroke. Can you help us to do that?

The Stroke Association Stroke Groups Network provide long term social and peer support to people affected by stroke. They organise online meetings to reduce social isolation, loneliness and rebuild the confidence of members. Stroke group volunteers assist in the running of these Scotland wide online groups and help support the group members.

Are you interested in making a difference in your local community? Do you want to raise awareness of stroke and the Stroke Association support and information in your local community? If Yes, we are looking for Community Connectors over the age of 18 years, based in Inverclyde and surrounding areas. You’ll be volunteering on a flexible basis. Dates and times to be agreed with volunteer. Volunteers will be: Engaging with your local community to help build relationships with people, places and organisations to raise awareness of stroke and the Stroke Association. Represent the Stroke Association while delivering talks or presentations (either face to face or digitally), share your experience of stroke with others and attend any potential fundraising events. A Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check is required for this role.