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This project was created trough a commitment to an innovative partnership that was brought together through

Heritage Funding to develop a creative approach for using the history and heritage of stroke, including personal oral histories to directly affect and impact the health and well being of stroke survivors and their carers and have a lasting legacy as a resource for other communities.


Stroke Association  - We're here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. 

Rebuilding lives after stroke is a team effort. It takes the determination of stroke survivors and carers, the generosity of supporters and the dedication of the healthcare and research communities to get there.   

To help in the recovery of stroke survivors we provide information, support and advice.


Momentum Skills - Momentum’s services help a wide range of people, including those with a brain injury, spinal injury, mental health difficulty, physical or learning disability, in the areas of employment and training, job retention and community rehabilitation. Momentum Skills offers rehabilitation and training services, empowering people to gain the skills and confidence that they need to live independently and to fulfil their employment goals.

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Banyan Arts offers workshops using the Expressive Arts for rehabilitation, confidence and well being. We work to give disadvantaged communities a voice to share their stories and experiences using supportive inclusive creative processes to create awareness and promote understanding. We currently work with a wide range of communities including Stroke Survivors, people who are living with and effected by brain trauma their families and carers. We also work with young women with mental health issues, intergenerational and BME groups and people living with dementia using Reminiscence Arts work. We are also passionate about partnerships and the huge advantages of working together with other organisations to learn, grow and deliver the best projects and services.

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Living History North East [LHNE] has a solid track record in the provision of consultancy, training, project management and mixed media development of oral history/heritage products and services in the North East of England.  Established in 1995, LHNE works with a range of local and regional partners to explore personal histories as a mechanism for individual, community and social engagement, documenting the history of the City of Sunderland and broader region.


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