Reading to stroke survivors is invaluable post-stroke support.
"This is wonderful. You stimulate my imagination and I can see it all."
- Hospital Patient
InterAct Stroke Support is a charity dedicated to supporting stroke recovery by using professional actors to deliver a stimulating and rich variety of reading material specially selected to suit the needs of stroke patients.
InterAct's 160 professionally-trained actors read in 18 hospitals and over 50 stroke clubs across the country as well as leading a variety of community projects.
Following a stroke (also referred to as a 'brain attack') reading and conversational interaction stimulates the brain, boosts memory and communication skills, improves mood and alleviates depression.
Post-stroke rehabilitation can be a long process and InterAct supports stroke survivors every step of the way, from hospital recuperation to community reintegration.
Choose from an adorable polar bear or a holly laden robin! It is £5 for 10 and every penny will go towards the invaluable work we do here at InterAct.
Short Story Competition 2020
Our seventh Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition is now open! Writers must submit a piece of no more than 1000 words, in any genre, suitable to read in a hospital setting.
The winner of the competition will receive £1000 and will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year!
Entries close 22nd December 2019