Hello online community members

I’d like to introduce myself.

My name’s Nicola Miller. I am responsible for overseeing the Stroke Association’s online support offers for people affected by stroke. This includes Online Activities and the Online Community (previously the My Stroke Guide forum).

We are aware that as the online community moderation team, we have not been as visible or engaged with the community as you and we would like which I am sure has been frustrating for some. I would like to apologise for this and thank you for your patience.

I would also like to reassure all our community members that albeit, in the background. Since my appointment in January, we have been exploring ways to develop our community engagement so that we have a safe, supportive, and vibrant community for all. This work has been in response to feedback, research, and collating forum data.

We will start to apply what we have learnt, and throughout July post a series of updates to advise you of any changes that will affect your experience on the forum.

In the meantime, we would love to hear from you. If you would like to share your online community experiences with us. You can do it here. Or if you have a specific question for me, please contact the service desk and mark your query for my attention.

Please be aware that your feedback is confidential and will not be shared with other community members. I would also like to assure you that you will be listened to, and all feedback will be reviewed by the team.

Thank you again for your time and patience.

Best wishes