Stroke Central New Zealand
Stroke Central New Zealand is a charity that supports stroke survivors, their families, whanau, and carers on their journey through recovery as well as offering education to the wider communities on stroke awareness and prevention. Our work focuses on three main aspects of stroke: Prevention, Intervention and Recovery.
Every hour, someone has a stroke. Every 5 hours, someone dies from stroke. There are over 50,000 people living with stroke aftermath in NZ, and about one third of them require assistance in everyday living. We are the sole provider of community-based support services to stroke survivors and their families/carers in the Central Region. Our free Community Stroke Advisor Service supports stroke survivors living in the community to gain the best quality of life after experiencing stroke.
The Trust House Foundation grant enables us to offer our services free of charge as well as helping us provide Stroke Prevention and Stroke Awareness education to the wider community, to enable people to reduce their personal risk of stroke with lifestyle choices as well as understanding the signs of stroke and knowing what to do when someone experiences a stroke. Knowing the signs can save someone’s life.