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.  

Short Story Competition 2020

Our seventh Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition is now closed! 

The shortlisted stories and the competition winner will be announced soon!


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!