About usStroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke.
In the last 20 years the number of people dying of stroke has halved while the number of major strokes has decreased by 40 per cent. More people than ever are benefiting from cutting-edge treatments and making full recoveries. And more people now understand the need to seek emergency treatment for stroke.
We’ve been at the heart of every one of these developments, championing the cause of stroke and stroke survivors.
Our research has helped to improve treatments and care which has saved tens of thousands of lives.
Our support services have helped hundreds of thousands of people get through one of the most frightening experiences of their lives and build a life after stroke.
- Arts, Culture and Heritage
- Children, Young People & Families
- Family Support
- Health & Social Care
- Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Befriending/Peer Support
- Older People
- Chronic Conditions
- Substance Misuse
- Involving People and Equalities
- Older People
- Confidence Building
- Information & Advice
- Benefits Advice
- Financial Advice
Other informationStroke Association is the major stroke charity in the UK and we are commissioned by Cwm Taf UHB to provide services for Stroke Survivors and their Carers across RCT and Merthyr Tydfil.
We operate 3 Communication Support Services across the two counties: Mountain Ash, Trehafod and Church Village. These services give Stroke Survivors the chance to practice their everyday communication skills, building on the work they may have already done with Speech and Language Therapists . The groups are informal and very friendly, meeting once a fortnight.
We also have a Stroke Cafe in Merthyr Tydfil which seeks to offer Stroke Survivors and their Carers the chance to meet others in a similar situation with a view to them offering each other valuable peer support. The aim here is that attendees will form their own lasting friendships, enabling them to support themselves after our involvement is ended.
We also offer our Information, Advice and Support Services where Coordinators seek to support Stroke Survivors and their Carers to adjust to the inevitable changes stroke brings. This is a home or hospital visiting service and our Coordinators are happy to help with any questions you have about stroke or the things that have been affected bit it: money, work, relationships, sex, confidence and low mood to name but a few.
All of these run with the invaluable help of Volunteers and so we are always keen to hear from people able to support the work we do by helping us with one-to-one communication work, driving, befriending, fundraising or even office-based tasks.
We offer a full induction and on-going access to face-to-face and online learning. All Volunteers with face-to-face roles are DBS-checked and have on-going supervision and support from a Coordinator.