After a stroke, around one in three people have difficulty reading, writing, speaking or understanding. With your support, even more people can find their voice again.
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With your help this Christmas, even more people can rebuild their lives.

More than 350,000 people in the UK have difficulty communicating after a stroke. But with the right support, stroke survivors can recover their ability to speak, read, write and understand months and even years after their stroke.




We're helping stroke survivors who are lost for words. Through our vital support services we can help stroke survivors and families who are living with communication difficulties.


Our coordinators and volunteers work with stroke survivors to relearn new communication skills communication and rebuild lost confidence. Find help and support near you


With your support, more stroke survivors can find their voice again. Find out more about our Lost for Words appeal and communication difficulties after stroke.


Sonia had a severe stroke which changed her life in an instant when she was 28 years old. She said: “Recovering from a stroke is a long journey and it can take a lifetime. I’m still recovering from mine."




Grandmother of two, Joannah had a stroke in April 2016. She said: “I find it so sad to think about all the things I used to enjoy so much that have been taken away from me. I’m very passionate about making more people aware of the condition.”





37-year-old Clodagh was left unable to move or speak after a stroke left her with locked-in syndrome in April 2015. As a result, she spent months trapped inside her body, and initially she could only communicate by blinking.