In addition to GPs, other health professionals and social services, there are other sources of support in the wider community, whether you are a stroke survivor or a carer.
These services range from practical help during the rehabilitation journey, to someone to simply talk to about your experiences.
Help from the Stroke Association
Our Life After Stroke Services help stroke survivors, their families and carers cope with the aftermath of stroke. They also support them in rebuilding their lives.
We provide support across the UK in a variety of ways from advice and information about stroke and how to reduce the risk of another stroke, to practical help and community based support groups to help stroke survivors make the best recovery they can.
Stroke clubs are local gatherings of people affected by stroke. They allow people to share experiences and to take part in trips and activities that help with rehabilitation.
Find out about Life After Stroke Services and stroke clubs near you.
Other sources of support
We know that the needs of stroke survivors and carers vary widely, and there are many organisations across the UK that can provide support with specific problems.
The Useful links section of this site lists a wide range of organisations that can help stroke survivors and carers.
Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland
Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke
Disabled Parents Network