The Stroke Association

The Life After Stroke Centre

The Life After Stroke Centre will be the first of its type in the UK, delivering training for staff, volunteers and care workers so they can support stroke survivors and their families. We will also train a wide range of stroke professionals, whilst providing facilities for local service users.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 May 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 October 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (211015)

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Situation

In order to keep up with our current rate of growth we need to relocate from our regional Midlands offices as they fail both to meet our expanding needs as well as Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements. There is a lift to the first floor only, and the limited toilet facilities are not accessible by wheelchair or by anyone with limited mobility. We cannot offer any services in this building for stroke survivors or employ any staff or volunteers who have a mobility problem.

Solution

In July 2010 The Stroke Association purchased a freehold building in Bromsgrove, near Birmingham to help us realise our vision of developing our first Life After Stroke Centre. This will serve as a centre of stroke excellence offering a suite of services to stroke survivors, their carers and families as well as first class training. It will further house up to five teams including our regional operations and fundraising. In all, over 50 staff will be based at the Life After Stroke Centre.