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Stroke Links CIC given funding boost to better help support stroke survivors

Care Plus Group Charitable Trust has donated £2,398 to Stroke Links CIC to help provide therapeutic and inclusive activities for stroke survivors through its support groups.

The funds will allow Stroke Links CIC to deliver social groups specifically to stroke survivors with adaptive methods to support the complex difficulties they face. Currently mainstream sessions are unable to provide adaptive support.

Strokes have a sudden and often life-changing and long-term impact. Following discharge from hospital stroke survivors can easily become very isolated. As a group they are at a high risk of becoming inactive or sedentary, staying indoors and becoming ever less mobile, thereby increasing their risk of further health problems and reduced physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

Through the donation Stroke Links CIC can now provide additional activities for stroke survivors including setting up a gardening club to replenish the courtyard garden at Centre4 and creating new wooden assembly projects for the woodwork section of the group.

Alongside the Support Group, the company is also delivering chair-based exercise sessions through its Stroke Links Movement Group to promote mobility, balance, muscle strength and increased activity levels for stroke survivors.

The Stroke Links Support Group currently has 23 members and four volunteers, with the Stroke Links Movement Group currently supporting its 15 members. All sessions and groups are based in the local community hub at Centre4 in Grimsby.

Katie Chatburn, Stroke Links CIC Director, said upon hearing about the successful application: “This is wonderful news, thank you so much. We greatly appreciate Care Plus Group Charitable Trust’s contribution to Stroke Links CIC and believe your donation will be utilised to its full potential, with the extremely important task of assisting stroke survivors with their rehabilitation.

“The health benefits of a social group are well recognised, as it can have a positive impact on the participants physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Thank you again for your support and we wish you all the best for the future!”

Amanda Young, Trustee of Care Plus Group Charitable Trust, said: “As a charity we exist to support individuals or groups with funds or equipment that will benefit the health and wellbeing of community members across Lincolnshire.

“The work Stroke Links CIC carry out is much needed within the community with many service users requiring such sessions to continue their rehabilitation. We’re delighted to have been able to support such a worthy organisation and look forward to seeing their continued success."

Amanda concluded: “The Care Plus Group Charitable Trust continues to provide additional support and resources to improve the lives of people and communities across Lincolnshire. We would encourage anyone with a project that could make a difference to their local community to explore how the Charitable Trust could help them.”

Since its inception, the Care Plus Group Charitable Trust has provided more than £93,000 to over 90 community projects across North East Lincolnshire.

Further information about the Care Plus Group Charitable Trust and how to apply for funding is available at

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