Founded in 2000, Think Ahead Stroke is a support, advice and information charity.

First and foremost Think Ahead is dedicated to improving the lives of stroke survivors, their carers and families by rebuilding health, hope and confidence through support, advice and friendship.

The charity regularly evaluates the types of support available to stroke survivors locally, and considering how best it can change and improve lives.

For example, person-to-person mentoring allows those recently affected by stroke to learn from others who have a shared personal experience, while structured, step-by-step seminars cover all aspects of the stroke journey and recovery – including physical and mental wellbeing.

The charity has also recently launched a specific support group for younger men recovering from stroke.

Think Ahead understands that every stroke survivor’s condition and circumstances or ‘stroke journey’ is different, so the starting point is always to listen and learn before suggesting courses of action.

Working in partnership

Think Ahead Stroke uses its knowledge and experience to work in partnership with local health professionals, the NHS and other services to help improve stroke care and support, and where necessary, fight the corner for stroke survivors, their carers and families.

If you’re a professional working with stroke survivors and want to know more please click here.

Learn more about stroke

There is also a commitment locally to highlight and provide information on stroke as a condition, how to spot the signs (F.A.S.T.) and how to prevent stroke through healthy life choices.

To find out more about stroke, what causes and how to prevent it please click here. 

Get involved – learn and grow

Finally, as a registered charity Think Ahead relies on the generosity of volunteers and donations, and every penny donated stays in the community.

We need volunteers with a range of skills – if you’d like to find out more about various volunteer opportunities please click here.