In 1974 the charity became the Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke Association. With the introduction of stroke schemes and stroke clubs, diversional therapy was employed to improve quality of life and to ensure therapeutic improvement for those who had suffered this most disabling of illnesses. Stroke is the largest single cause of disability in our community and sadly the disabling effects are often long–term.
Nowadays we continue to fund research, health promotion, rehabilitation and care, as well as counselling and welfare work. In addition, we lobby and advocate on behalf of all those who need treatment.