By 2035 over 2 million people are predicted to be living with the effects of stroke, including many with disability and needing long-term care.
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Find out more about the predicted rise of stroke and the areas of stroke research which could have the greatest impact.

2 million

The estimated number of stroke survivors in the UK by 2035. That's more than double the current number.

£10 million

How much needs to be invested in prevention research that could change the story and save 114,000 people from having a stroke.


The number of people expected to be living with a long-term disability as a result of stroke by 2035.

The number of stroke survivors is expected to more than double in the next 20 years, meaning over 2 million people in the UK are anticipated to be living with the effects of stroke. As the ageing population grows, so too will the pressure on our already stretched health and social care services to treat and care for people affected by stroke.


We need to do something now.




Funding stroke research is the only way we will find more effective treatments and rehabilitation techniques. This would mean that more people could live independently, be less affected by disability, and less reliant on both care providers and their families.


We need to invest in cutting-edge research, develop and roll out new rehabilitation approaches, and understand the cognitive difficulties that can be associated with stroke. We also need to fund research that could stop stroke from happening.


A new report suggests that investing in stroke research to today could lead to a significant reduction in the burden of stroke in the future. To find out more, read part one of the Executive Summary.


With your support we can fund research that will reduce the number of strokes and help stroke survivors to make the best recovery and regain as much of their independence as possible. Find out how research changed the story for three stroke survivors.