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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 not currently looking to recruit for any paid positions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Different Strokes is an equal opportunities employer, and we are committed to training and developing staff and volunteers.