At the heart of the work of the Campaigns and Policy team is the Stroke survivors' declaration. Written by over 120 stroke survivors, it sets out what levels of care and support should be provided when survivors come out of hospital after a stroke. It also highlights the vital importance of carers and their needs.
The declaration builds on existing policy and best practice - and does not require those who plan or provide health and social care to find extra resources, merely to ensure that they "get the basics right more of the time".
The declaration covers issues such as ensuring stroke survivors' needs are regularly assessed, ensuring carers are not left to cope without support and making sure stroke survivors and their families know about the help and support available to them.