Welcome to InterAct Stroke Support

InterAct Stroke Support is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting stroke recovery by using professional actors to deliver a live and interactive reading service to people who have had a stroke in hospitals and at stroke clubs.

InterAct Stroke Support works to improve the rate and quality of an individual's recovery from a stroke by:

  • improving mood
  • alleviating post-stroke depression
  • increasing self-esteem
  • boosting communication confidence
  • stimulating the brain
  • providing entertainment

We currently read in 21 hospitals and over 50 stroke clubs in the UK.


InterAct are delighted to have been nominated for an Aviva Community Fund Award.

If successful, this award would support our expansion plans in Wales, allowing us to deliver our service to more stroke survivors than ever before.

The awards are decided by public vote so WE NEED YOUR HELP! For more information on the fund and how to vote for InterAct, see our news story.


Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2017

InterAct are delighted to launch the sixth Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition. The competition asks writers to submit a piece in any genre in no more than 1000 words. The winner of the competition will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year and will receive £1000. The closing date for submissions is Friday 22nd December 2017 and first place will be awarded at the winner’s ceremony in 2018 (date and venue to be confirmed). 

See our news page for more information.