The Stroke Association was formed in 1992 out of the Chest, Heart and Stroke Association (CHASA), to focus exclusively on stroke. The preceding decades had seen the development of community based rehabilitation programs based on the work of Valerie Eaton Griffiths with actress Patricia Neal – wife of author Roald Dahl - following her series of severe strokes in the 1960s. Supported by the CHASA, these services became an increasingly significant part of their work until the charity decided to focus all of its attention and resources on stroke to become the Stroke Association.
The Stroke Association provides a wide range of Life After Stroke services to meet the needs of stroke survivors and carers across the UK. Services include the Stroke Recovery Service, Communication Support Service, Emotional Support Service, Exercise-based Rehabilitation Service, Post Stroke Review service and Caring and You; which helped over 58,000 stroke survivors across the UK in 2016-17.
Stroke Association is the biggest funder of research into stroke prevention, treatment and after-care in the UK. Between 1991 and 2001. Research funded by Stroke Association has the ultimate aim of making stroke a preventable and treatable disease, and improving the quality of life for people affected by stroke.
Southern Car Club proudly supports The Children’s Trust who offer both residential and community-based rehabilitation services for children and young people with a brain injury.
The Association of Eastern Motor Clubs is one of thirteen Regional Associations created by the Motor Sports Association for the purpose of co-ordinating motor sport affairs in their respective areas and to act as a link between the Motor Sports Association and Motor Clubs.