Our services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are funded by the NHS or social services (so free to you) and therefore may differ depending on where you live. Please note that in Scotland, our approach is different. There, we work in partnership with other organisations to develop services that meet the needs of local communities.
Our services may include:
Stroke Recovery Service
Our Stroke Recovery Service provides tailored support from hospital to home via a designated coordinator, who will address the long-term practical, emotional and physical needs of stroke survivors, their families and carers.
Communication Support Service
Our Communication Support service helps those who have aphasia, a language disorder which can affect speech, comprehension, reading and writing skills. Our coordinators and volunteers work with stroke survivors to relearn new skills of communication and rebuild lost confidence.
Emotional Support Service
Our Emotional Support service provides specialist help to those affected by stroke as they come to terms with what has happened to them. The service also offers peer support sessions run by a trained volunteer and supported by our coordinators.
Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation
Our Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service is delivered by specialist instructors. Stroke survivors can benefit from a 12-week programme of exercise and education sessions, to reduce their risk of secondary stroke and improve their levels of physical fitness and function.
Our Post-Stroke Review service is carried out by a trained coordinator with extensive knowledge of stroke. It provides a stroke survivor with dedicated time to review their holistic needs and signpost to relevant services and advice.
Caring and You programme
Our Caring and You programme provides carers with support to help them improve their skills and knowledge of caring. The service provides a five-week face-to-face support and education programme to help reduce the emotional and physical challenges of being a stroke survivor's carer.
Digital Stroke Support Service
Our Digital Stroke Support service is available to stroke survivors, their family or friends who are digitally excluded to help them engage with My Stroke Guide and healthcare technology in general. This service will help digital novices to build motivation and confidence in using the internet.
Life After Stroke Grants
We provide Life After Stroke Grants to fund products and services for stroke survivors. Our grants are means-tested to ensure we're helping those most in need.
To apply for a Life After Stroke Grant, call our helpline on 0303 3033 100 or email Grants.External@stroke.org.uk, including your name and postcode.