Our Vision: A life after stroke for everyone.
Our Mission: Provide every stroke survivor and carer access to the information and peer support services they need to re-engage with their community.
Our Impact Aim: to reach all stroke survivors and carers transitioning from clinical care back to the community.
The Stroke Association of Victoria is the only dedicated community based support service for people re-entering their lives after having a stroke. We have representatives across Victoria, focused on ensuring community inclusion for stroke survivors, teaching independent living skills and sharing recovery techniques.
Stroke can occur at any age, and survivors and their families may feel isolated by their physical, mental and social disabilities. The lives of the primary carers of stroke survivors may be severely impacted as well.
Clinical care post-stroke is limited and there are many things that only an experienced survivor or carer knows about life after stroke. We understand that recovery is often a long-term process. We understand that no two strokes are the same in effect and impact. We understand the importance of re-engaging with your community and we are here to help you, no matter where you are in Victoria.
The important thing to know is that you are far from being alone on this journey, in fact, there are well over 400,000 people living with the effects of stroke in Australia. Among them are dedicated support volunteers who have navigated the journey.