The Stroke Association
Had a stroke? Know someone who has? We’re here every step of the way with a range of Life After Stroke Services that can help you cope with the aftermath of stroke and support you as you work towards rebuilding your life.
Our services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are funded by the NHS or social services (so free to you) and therefore may differ depending on where you live (note that in Scotland, our approach is different; there, we work in partnership with other organisations to develop services that meet the needs of local communities).
Our services may include:
Information, Advice and Support Service
Helps you and your family prepare for the changes that happen because of a stroke, with information about stroke, practical advice and emotional support.
Communication Support Service
Helps you cope with aphasia and difficulty in using language. Our co-ordinators and volunteers work with you to build up your confidence and help you achieve the best possible recovery.
Stroke Prevention Services
Support you to change your way of life and reduce your risk of stroke, by offering help and advice on things such as diet and exercise.
Getting Back to Life Services
After a stroke life is very different and you may need to make big adjustments and deal with daunting challenges. We provide a variety of services that will help you enjoy a better quality of life, return to your community and face the future.
Carer Support Services
Caring for someone with stroke can be a solitary experience – and a tiring one. We provide carers' groups that provide information and advice for carers, as well as the invaluable opportunity to socialise with others in the same situation.