Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK. It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time.
Stroke is a medical emergency. It changes lives in an instant, and the impact can be devastating. It can cost people their ability to move, communicate and lead their everyday lives.
The effects of a stroke are life-changing.
- Two-thirds of people who survive a stroke find themselves living with a disability.
- 37% of working-age stroke survivors give up work following their stroke.
- 6 in 10 stroke survivors rely on the help of a carer, often a family member or friend.
Alex was just 36 when a stroke left him with severe physical disabilities as well as having a huge impact on his emotional and mental health. He had two very young children at the time and a busy job. Being there for his family and being able to do his job all changed.
We are the UK's largest charity dedicated to helping with the emotional, practical and financial cost of stroke.
We fund research into ongoing rehabilitation that could help stroke survivors live fuller, happier lives. And we provide specialist support and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care.
But we need your help. Together, we can make sure that all stroke survivors lead the best life possible after stroke.
Please donate today and help more stroke survivors and their loved ones get the support they desperately need.