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Stroke Project

We provide person-centred, long-term support services to those affected by stroke and their families.


We are here to help anyone in Hackney who has had a stroke to improve their physical, social and emotional wellbeing and get back to a fulfilling life. We offer lots of different useful services, get in touch and we will help you find the right ones for you.

Friday Drop-In

If you are not sure where to start, have an urgent worry, or want to know what is available for you and/or your loved ones drop in any  Friday and speak to a member of our team. It's a great place to find out about stroke survivor support groups and help for carers and family. We can also offer practical help with benefits, letters or filling in forms. Pop-in any week:

When: Friday 9.30am-12.30pm
Where: The Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre, 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP
You can also call ahead to book a slot: 020 7033 8500. 

Outreach Service

Our outreach team will contact you to arrange a home visit and discuss the support you need as well as your goals and aspirations. We can help you with:

  • Providing information and advice relevant to you
  • Applying for welfare benefits, transport, grants, etc.
  • Finding helping activities and services.

Support Groups

We recognise that stroke affects people in different ways and therefore we have set up different groups tailored to accommodate people with different needs:

  • High Care: trained care staff on site and accessible transport available.
  • Self-Help Group: to promote independent living and healthy lifestyles.
  • Younger Stroke Survivors Network: for stroke survivors of working age – to build up confidence in participating in community life, developing planning and organising skills and linking to further education, volunteering or return to work.
  • Communications Group: for those with communication difficulties aiming to build up their confidence by practicing communication strategies in the community.
  • Stroke Specialist Exercise Classes, Falls Prevention Classes and Walking Group: exercise and fitness classes for different levels of mobility (in partnership with Fit4Health and MRS Independent Living).
  • Volunteering Opportunities: we have opportunities available - please see our Jobs and Volunteering page
  • Awareness Sessions and Free Blood Pressure Checks: contact us for details. 

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Meet the team
Joana Olim
Joana Olim
Stroke Project Worker
joana@shoreditchtrust.org.uk
Laura Prikken
Laura Prikken
Stroke Project Manager
laura@shoreditchtrust.org.uk
Maria Dragan
Maria Dragan
Stroke Project Worker
maria@shoreditchtrust.org.uk
Monika Chebda
Monika Chebda
Stroke Project Community Coordinator
monika@shoreditchtrust.org.uk
Make a referral

To make a referral, please email strokeproject@shoreditchtrust.org.uk or call us on 020 7033 8500.