Different Strokes Seeking Co-ordinator to Setup a Support Group in Southend

Different Strokes Seeking Co-ordinator to Setup a Support Group in Southend

We have a network of exercise and stroke support groups providing help for stroke survivors across the UK.

Each group is run by a volunteer-coordinator. Many of our coordinators are stroke survivors themselves. We are keen to have a group setup in Southend and are looking for a volunteer coordinator to get the process started with us.

Our network of peer support and exercise groups empowers younger stroke survivors and carers to reclaim their lives by:

  • Learning more about stroke and how to cope with it by talking to others in the same situation
  • Feeling less isolated and more confident about life after stroke
  • Optimising recovery
  • Regaining as much independence as possible.

 

Our support groups are run by stroke survivor volunteers who are supported by our Group Development Manager. Activities include guest speakers, group outings and exercise. Exercise been shown to lift mood, reduce stress and increase self-confidence, carrying on where physiotherapy has left off. ‘Exercise can not only prevent stroke, but its use following a stroke enhances the plasticity of the brain allowing it to remodel itself leading to a better and faster recovery’

Is this something that would interest you if so please contact:

Sandra Ross
East Anglia region Different Strokes regional coordinator
07967 889327
Sandra.ross@differentstrokes.co.uk

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk