One in four Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime and more than a third will move to rehabilitation services after hospital. Strokes often lead to temporary or permanent neurological damage, and frequently result in disability, with one in four stroke survivors of working age.
Returning to work after stroke is challenging, with people often needing to relearn how to physically complete basic activities.
In partnership with the Stroke Association of Victoria, we will be boosting services and setting up new support centres in regional Victoria to help stroke survivors regain function and return to work. The project will build on the success of the existing support centre in Geelong, expanding service delivery in Bendigo and Shepparton and build two new centres in Ballarat and Morwell.
This project will be delivered and managed by the Stroke Association of Victoria and will build on their work in Geelong.
This project is part of the Care closer to home package, along with: