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.
Find out what support is available in your local area.
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 come to terms with what has happened to them. The service also offers peer support sessions run by trained volunteer and supported by our Coordinators.
Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation
Our Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service is delivered by specialist instructors and consists of a 12 week programme of exercise and education sessions for stroke survivors, 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 and provides a stroke survivor with dedicated time to review their holistic needs and signpost to relevant services and advice.
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.