MORE than 140 staff members of a charity that helps stroke victims based in Bromsgrove have been celebrating after receiving care management qualifications.

The Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove has successfully trained staff from nursing homes across the country.

Participants have recently been awarded QCF Level 2 and Level 3 stroke care management for care home staff qualifications after eight months of training funded by the Skills for Care grant.

The care workers devoted one day a week to enhance their stroke knowledge and have been spreading the word about the work they do.

Nikki Owen, from the Stroke Training Team at the Stroke Association, said: “One of the QCF Level 3 groups have consistently gone the extra mile to run numerous events to raise money for the Stroke Association. As a group they all baked fantastic cakes and raised money for the centre in Bromsgrove. Their support has been phenomenal.”

The same group organised a raffle in which they raised more than £250 for the Stroke Association.

The Life After Stroke Centre aims to provide a warm, welcoming environment for anyone who has been affected by a stroke. For more details visit