Different Strokes is a registered charity providing a unique, free service to younger stroke survivors throughout the United Kingdom.
Our services and the number of stroke survivors benefiting from them have grown dramatically since we were formed in 1996. We are run by stroke survivors for stroke survivors, for active self help and mutual support.
Edinburgh Group Coordinator Jordan Hepburn interviewed by The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Jordan is featured in an article for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy about the setting up of the Different Strokes exercise group in Edinburgh, responding to the need for more community based exercise programmes. You can read the article here.
Work After Stroke Survey
Please click here to complete our questionnaire on your experiences of Work After Stroke. There are only 11 questions so it will only take a few minutes. Your answers will be completely anonymous but we will use the information you provide to tell the general public and employers what the employment situation is really like for stroke survivors.
Also, please SHARE this survey with other stroke survivors... the more responses we get, the more authoritative the findings will be.
A fantastic fundraising event!
Grateful thanks to the Wellesbourne and District and Shakespeare Lions Clubs for choosing us to benefit from the 35th annual Raft Race which took place over a 7½ mile course on the River Avon on 16 September. So far the event has raised a magnificent £13,250, and there is still more to come.
57 rafts entered and 53 finished – including the Different Strokes Birmingham Group’s raft, HMS Sinkable, designed by Darren Ash and Dr Steve Sturman, Consultant Neurologist, and crewed by Darren Ash, Darrell Johnson, Martin Williams and Luke Williams.
The Different Strokes Birmingham group raft safely over a weir.
Lion Peter Fisher, the Raft Race Organiser, presents Debbie Wilson of Different Strokes with a cheque for £13,250.
The event was a huge success in raising awareness of stroke in younger people, and much needed funds to continue our work. Enormous thanks to everyone concerned.
Improvements to Services – our Life After Stroke information has been updated and also reformatted so that it now aphasia friendly