In 2018, a complete Stroke Support Organisation Faculty Tool (SSOFT) education and training programme was created, with a number of basic modules to provide an effective platform for advocacy, and a number of second level modules, which will teach in more detail the elements required for positive and effective advocacy.
What is SSOFT?
SSOFT is an online learning tool designed to help anyone, from a stroke survivor who wants to launch a small local club to someone who already has experience of stroke associations and is Interested in taking activities to the next level. SSOFT is specially designed to help people in setting up or developing a stroke support organisation (SSO).
The overarching objective of SSOFT is to achieve improved stroke care and enable SSO (and European Stroke Organisation members) and their constituents, patients and carers, to strengthen their ability to advocate and impact on prevention strategies, diagnosis and treatment and after care.
This was achieved with the production and dissemination of educational and training materials via a coordinated programme designed for all those involved with SSOs across Europe, and also made available for stroke professionals who would want to know more about this area.
Victoria Brewer as SAFE Project and Organisation Director managed this project and worked with many others, including our content writers, Sarah Belson and Joe Korner, both very experienced in stroke related topics and stroke advocacy.
For more information about SSOFT please visit www.ssoft.info
This project is sponsored by Bayer.