for professionals Professional training At Think Ahead, we work with other professionals and partner organisations to deliver the stroke care pathway and provide a more informed and co-ordinated experience of care for stroke survivors and those who care for them. This includes our ongoing involvement with the newly established Greater Manchester Stroke Operational Delivery Network, where we work to ensure that the voluntary sector is heard and has a clear role. We are in the process of developing education and training for professionals to ensure they understand the stroke survivor’s experience, have current knowledge and are aware of the support that Think Ahead offers. This will be delivered from the perspective of stroke survivors and those who care for them and our aim is to offer this programme to other professionals and agencies. We also continue to investigate opportunities for student educational placements for health and social care professionals, and work closely with the colleges/universities and now have social care students on placement with us.