Stroke Awareness Training

This short course is designed to be delivered to staff working within the Health and Social sectors.

It is delivered by Registered Nurse Trainers and focuses not only on signs and symptoms but also on “reablement” and how to achieve the best outcomes for our clients – whether in a residential care setting or within a domiciliary/home environment.


By the end of the programme participants will:

  • Will be able to recognise signs and symptoms of an individual suffering a stroke (to include the “F.A.S.T.” test)
  • Have a basic level of awareness of anatomy and physiology of the brain, the different types of strokes with risk effects and causes and to be aware of risks and knowledge of diagnostic testing
  • Have a basic level of awareness of swallowing impairment and how this impacts on quality of life, and other issue around Dysphagia
  • Have a basic level of awareness with particular emphasis on reablement on how stroke affects movement and mobility and how this impacts on daily living. To be able to use practical techniques which are good practice in reablement which care staff can use to promote recovery when planning and developing care plans and setting outcomes with individuals
  • Have a basic level of awareness of the psychological and emotional effects of stroke and be able to respond appropriately, and be able to recognise the possible needs of a family member in supporting the individual and themselves
  • Have a basic level of awareness of aphasia and communication difficulties following a stroke, with strategies which can help to promote active communication


This training will include information about other care professionals, support services available and Norfolk NHS strategies with regard to stroke pathway



Duration: Half day

Who should attend: All Care Workers/Support workers

Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Cost: £345.00 + VAT

Travel Charge: Dependent on location

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Stroke Awareness

Training in Healthcare Norwich Norfolk