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Stroke Association award for physiotherapist and Freemason James Benson

Friday, 06 March 2015

Stroke care trainer receives national award

James Benson, a physiotherapist who works as a trainer for the Stroke Association, has received a prestigious national award for his work developing the first formal qualifications for stroke carers. James was initiated into Halesowen Lodge, No. 5635, Province of Worcestershire, in 2003 by his father Stuart. Now a Past Master of the lodge, James believes that some of the skills gained from masonry have enabled him to progress in his field.

Working at the Life After Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove, he received the ‘Delivering integrated health and social care’ Service Excellence award at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s annual awards for developing an integrated programme of training, educational standards and qualifications. The programme has also received acclaim from the awarding body National Qualifications and Credit Framework.

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