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 works to stimulate memory, language, and lift spirits.


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.


InterAct at Home

InterAct at home brings our reading services into your home through video and phone calls, either in a group or one on one

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InterAct Stroke Support's Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2022 is now closed!

The winner will be chosen by head judge Dame Margaret Drabble who will present the award at a ceremony to be held in Spring 2022.

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A bit more about us

InterAct's 160 professionally-trained actors read in 18 hospitals and over 50 stroke clubs across the United Kingdom as well as leading a variety of community projects.

Post-stroke rehabilitation can be a long process and InterAct supports stroke survivors every step of the way, from hospital recuperation to community reintegration.  

You can read more about InterAct's story here: