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New group launches to help local stroke survivors return to work

Press Release   •   Feb 16, 2016 17:16 GMT

A new support group to help stroke survivors in London return to work has launched at Islington Central Library on Fieldway Crescent, and will meet every Wednesday at 11am.

The weekly group, called ‘Job Club’, is run by the Stroke Association and will provide a place for people looking for work to create a CV, job search, and practice their interview skills.

Kate Pieroudis, Back to Work Project Manager for the Stroke Association, said: “We’re really excited to launch this new group. Stroke survivors looking to return back to work face specific challenges which can be hard to overcome alone.

“We’re inviting stroke survivors from across London to join us at Islington Central Library, to share useful interview tips, help you create a CV that stands out, and support you in your journey back to work.

‘Around one in four strokes occur in people under 65. Stroke is life-changing, but Stroke Association services, such as the Back to Work Project can really make a difference to lives of stroke survivors. Together we can conquer stroke.’

Job Club will meet every Wednesday from 11am – 12:30pm at Islington Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent, London N5 1PF For more information, please call Kate Pieroudis at the Stroke Association on 0207 940 1353 or email Kate.Pieroudis@stroke.org.uk

A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk