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30 Jan 2022 

Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland aims to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness through medical research, advice and information, and support in the community. 

New Opportunities FundThe New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund have merged to become the Big Lottery Fund, responsible for rolling out more than half of all lottery good cause funding. 

NHS ShetlandNHS Shetland is dedicated to improving the health of the people of Shetland. Their website provides information about NHS Shetland, healthcare services in the islands and other information.   

UK ConnectConnect promotes effective services, new opportunities and a better quality of life for people living with aphasia (communication disability often caused by stroke).

Ability Shetland is an independent voluntary group, set up to respond to the needs of people with disabilities in Shetland in a way that is progressive, stressing society's needs to see people with disabilities as valued individuals with rights, talents and potential.

Stroke Carer Training A new website launched by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland for stroke carers. The website offers practical advice, information and support online for unpaid carers, family and friends of anyone who has been affected by stroke illness. The information is presented in an interesting and easy to understand way and gives practical tips using film clips, interactive graphics and quizzes so is well worth a look.

Stroke Information Plus is for stroke survivors, their carers and families, and interested members of the public.

The site provides access to
  •  evaluated stroke patient leaflets, information about medicines
  •  stroke support groups
  •  NHS Scotland health boards, local authorities, and Scottish health policy
  •  social security benefits available
  •  treatment guidelines
  •  evidence and clinical trials on which treatment is based

The Stroke AssociationThe Stroke Association is concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation.

Different StrokesDifferent Strokes is a registered charity providing a unique, free service to younger stroke survivors throughout the United Kingdom.

Diabetes UKDiabetes UK run a range of support services: from telephone counselling to activity weekends, special insurance deals and get-togethers with other people like you.