24/02/2019

Stroke Information Day - 18 February 2019


Click to view poster for the day 

In partnership with Bristol Afterstroke Association.  A successful day.  Inspiration stories from stroke survivors and information on how to spot and act when someone is having a stroke and wasy to prevent a stroke.

The day was supported by students from UWE as part of their Widening Opportunities Week (WOW).

The Fire Service gave short talk and information stall on what equipment they can provide to people with disabilities.  Pampering therapies and free South Asian lunch.

Event sponsored by Healthwatch and Dhek Bhal. 

Please click to see some pictures of the day.

 

Feedback from the UWE students:-

"We would all like to say a massive thank you to you guys for making us feel so welcome today and we all enjoyed ourselves very much! 

 Everybody was extremely vocal in how friendly and welcoming the day was and that there was a real family feel, especially by being involved in the meal, which was delicious! When we arrived the delegation of roles was quickly allocated and there was no one was left feeling as if they hadn't contributed to the running of the day. Also repeatedly mentioned was how happy the service users were and how they were excited to chat to us, and that it was great to be surrounded by people from different cultures. With regards to the content of the speeches, they were found to be very informative. The final positive to be mentioned was the fact that the transport and accessibility to the venue was very good.

"Hope that you will have the first year students back next year!"

 

Feedback from Emma Collier - Bristol Afterstroke Fundraising Officer 

"Thank you very much from all of us here at Bristol After Stroke for hosting and organising yesterday’s event. It was great to see so many of your service users there and participating in the activities organised. We hope that they enjoyed our talk and were able to get as much out of it as possible with the translation services of your chairman! Do pass on our thank to him. I hope we left your clients with positive messages about both the risks and the recovery potential of stroke.

Thank you in particular for the welcome you and your people gave to our service users & volunteers, Claire who helped with the presentation, and to Shakil and Jaheda. It was very moving to hear them speak publicly for the first time about their experience of stroke. We were delighted to see them take part in the delicious lunch afterwards and talking to other people in the room.

We look forward to working with you more in the future.

Best wishes, Emma"

 

 

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