BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Tune in and listen to the great Bill Paterson present our charity appeal on

BBC Radio 4

Listen on the 27th of September at 7:54am and 9:25pm and 1st of October at 3:25pm

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.

Our services in hospitals are currently suspended following government guidelines around Covid-19 

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

During the first two months of lockdown, our actors performed readings of their favourite stories and poems. 

 

As with all of InterAct's work, we use story telling to provide mental stimulation and to entertain during a difficult time. Whether you're a stroke survivor or just in need of some stress relief in isolation, we hope these help!

 

Here is Helena Bonham Carter, reading 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf' by Roald Dahl.

To see more of our isolation video readings:

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:

Victoria Charity Centre
11 Belgrave Road
London
SW1V 1RB

 

Tel: 020 7931 6458
Email: info@interactstroke.org
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