Stroke is the biggest cause of severe adult disability in the UK. More than 900,000 people are living with the effects of stroke – around half of these are dependent on others for everyday tasks from washing and dressing to getting out of the house. In addition to the personal impact, the resulting deaths and disabilities cost the UK over £8.2 billion every year. This includes health care costs to the NHS of £3.2 billion and informal care costs totalling £2.9 billion.
With the right support, people can still enjoy life and contribute to society. We’re here every step of the way to:
- provide information and essential advice to help stroke survivors and their families through those first devastating days
- show those affected by aphasia how they can communicate again
- equip people as they return to a leisure pursuit (anything from gardening to filmmaking) or to work.
Our services can help you:
- reduce hospital readmissions
- shorten hospital stays
- facilitate better integration of care
- save other statutory expenditure
- meet current government imperatives
- meet the requirements of national stroke strategies across the UK.
“I know that people discharged with the care of a Stroke Association Information, Advice and Support Co-ordinator get the care they need, when they need it and as they need it… They’re able to follow the patient and their family on that difficult and long journey from being a patient to being a person again.”
Dr Pippa Tyrell, Stroke Consultant, Salford Royal Hospital