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Different Strokes is a national UK charity run by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors. We are the only UK charity specialising in stroke in working age adults and children. We have personal experience of the realities of life after stroke. Most of our staff, volunteers and trustees are stroke survivors, family members, or have a close personal connection to stroke. Different Strokes is established and overseen by younger stroke survivors and this unique insight allows us to deliver information and services that are both relevant and from the heart.
There are 100,000 strokes in the UK each year with 1 in 4 happening to somebody of working age or younger. Different Strokes aims to promote independent stroke recovery and help these younger stroke survivors reclaim their lives.
We recognise that the Different Strokes community of younger stroke survivors and family members are the experts in stroke recovery and rehabilitation with first-hand knowledge of the issues and challenges facing families after stroke. We consult with them regularly to make sure that our services are relevant and personalised.
Different Strokes are the only peer to peer stroke charity in the UK. We have been supporting younger stroke survivors for 21 years. The four key areas of our work are:
- A growing network of support and exercise groups in the UK
- Online peer to peer support
- Family support
- Practical information & Resources
We Are Recruiting for Volunteer Trustees…
Different Strokes is seeking to recruit additional Trustees to compliment the existing Board. Trustees are fundamental to helping to set and maintain the vision, mission and values of Different Strokes.
With the rest of the Board of Trustees you will ensure that policy and practices of Different Strokes are in keeping with its aims and objectives.
If you are a marketing or fundraising professional, we would especially like to hear from you as your skills will compliment our existing Board of Trustees.
You can download the pack to find out more information HERE
To apply please send an up-to-date CV along with your supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org which should address and evidence the selection criteria detailed in the person specification.
We don’t currently have any vacancies.
Looking to volunteer?
We have a wide range of volunteer roles across the UK and at our head office. If you have time to provide us with your valuable support we would love to hear from you. Please send us an e-mail expressing your interest to email@example.com and we will get back to you.
The volunteering roles we have on offer are as follows:
- Volunteer administration and support at the head office based in Milton Keynes
- Volunteer roles setting up new groups across the UK
- Volunteer roles supporting existing groups across the UK
- Volunteer roles for fundraising
Volunteer – Yeovil
We are in contact with a younger stroke survivor who would like to establish a group in Yeovil. We are looking for anyone in the area who would like to volunteer to help to get the group established. This role would include helping to locate a suitable venue, helping to promote the meetings and some other admin tasks. The role would require a few hours a week in commitment.
Please send us an e-mail expressing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Different Strokes is an equal opportunities employer, and we are committed
to training and developing staff and volunteers.