“Stuart is a very experienced and good leader and certainly has met expectations.”
“These days, Boards need real expertise on tap (with excellent back-up) to cope with a constantly evolving and more regulated environment. PSGS is geared to delivering that.”
“Excellent service - as expected and why PSGS was chosen.”
“In my experience, not all professional trustees are able to cope with tricky or potentially confrontational situations. I find PSGS has massive experience in getting involved, earning the respect of others and resolving such issues. They get stuck in – they are a first rate team.”
“I wanted to look at the effectiveness of our trustee board, so Gillian, our PSGS scheme secretary, provided their trustee self-assessment tool to help me gather thoughts and opinions from others on the board. The tool was extremely easy to use and asked all the right questions to help me collect the information I needed as Trustee Chair. It is a great example of the way PSGS shares knowledge with their clients and makes dealing with key governance issues easy. As well as enabling me to meet one of the Regulator’s 21st century trusteeship requirements, using the tool has flagged trustee training needs and ways we could improve trustee meetings further. ”
“Alex is the first professional trustee we have had and has revolutionised the way they look at things - helped above and beyond.”
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Having had a couple of strokes in my 40s, I know strokes aren’t just something that happen to the elderly (although my teenage children consider me to be elderly, the doctors keep telling me I was young!).
Mine came out of the blue. My first was when I was on holiday with my family in New Zealand in 2018 and the second was a couple of years later when I was cleaning the bathroom (I always said housework was dangerous!).
Blood clots on the right side of my brain affected the use of my left arm on both occasions but the cause of the clots is still unknown. Surprisingly this isn’t uncommon - the cause of 1 in 3 strokes is not known. Apart from intense fatigue, I walked away with very few long-lasting physical symptoms and haven’t had to rely on additional support to return to ‘normal’ life.
However, I still need to connect with those who have had similar experiences and that’s where Different Strokes comes in. It’s a small, friendly and growing charity that supports those of us of working age who’ve had a stroke. Just as importantly, they’re there for families and friends of stroke survivors, providing literature, online support, meetings and a whole lot more.
Shockingly 25% of strokes happen to those who are still of working age. Different Strokes focuses on their needs, helping them return to work, manage difficult employers and settle back into family life. Hopefully you’ll never need them but be aware strokes don’t happen just to the elderly.
and remember BEFAST:
This certainly helped for me.
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