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Jon Ashworth MP is to attend the launch of the Confederation of Indian Organisations (UK) Stroke Project
The Confederation of Indian Organisations is a national organisation that works to ensure the development and recognition of the role of the South Asian voluntary and community sector.
“Given the Confederation’s excellent community links and community-based research it is perfectly placed to establish the Stroke Prevention & Education Project.”
“This Project will set up outreach advocacy and support services in the East Midlands for people from South Asian Communities who have suffered from a stroke or are at a high risk.”
People from South Asia are at a higher risk of suffering a stroke than Europeans and it is more likely to be fatal.
Vinod Kotecha, the Project Co-ordinator, stated:
“Despite the higher risks of suffering a stroke, there is a lower uptake of Social Care Services by South Asian Communities. So a key aim of the Project is to improve access to Health and Social Care services following a stroke.”
The Project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund for three years.
“It is vital to raise awareness and prevent and reduce the incidence of stroke within the South Asian Communities. At the same time for those that have suffered from a stroke it is crucial that their confidence and skills are restored.”