Stroke Association of Victoria Inc

Acronym: 
SAV

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 self-managed 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.

Contact
Contact name: 
Paula Theocharides
Communications Officer
Phone 1: 
(03) 9670-1117
Address
Postal Address: 
PO Box 2260
Hawthorn
3122
Access
Disabilities: 
Stroke
Service details
Fees: 
Annual Membership, $25 Support Group, $25 Family, $20 individual
Area: 
Victoria
Clients: 
People effected by stroke, their Carers and families
Funding: 
Membership, Donations, Trusts/Foundations, Corporate Sponsorship, Community Group Sponsorship
Publications: 
Quarterly Newsletter, “Stroke Talk”, stroke information resource booklet, “Reclaim Life After Stroke”, Community Stroke Support Centre brochures
Resources: 
Our Stroke Support Groups; provide Stroke Survivors and their Carers with a safe, trusting and respectful environment within which to socialise, share stories & experiences, as well as offer emotional support. Group meeting frequency varies between groups and can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or every second month. Our Community Stroke Support Centres; aim to bridge the gap from when a Stroke Survivor leaves clinical care to when they return home and are faced with the challenges of re-engaging with their community. Through effective connections with community, a supportive environment and personalised approach, we aim to assist each Stroke Survivor with their long-term recovery through non-clinical, community-based support and self-led recovery, incorporating leading practice in critical areas including communication, mood, mobility and community engagement. Our Centres are open Monday through to Friday, 10am – 3pm.

Disclaimer

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