We can help by:
- listening and talking through your situation
- giving information about stroke, making suggestions and exploring the options available to you
- discussing rehabilitation and recovery after stroke
- pointing you towards people and services that offer support after a stroke
- putting you in touch with relevant local and national organisations
- telling you how to reduce your risk of stroke
- sending leaflets and factsheets with information about stroke
- directing you to further sources of information and useful resources.
Our service remit
- We're not trained counsellors and don't offer counselling, but we can listen.
- We're not medically trained and do not provide medical advice, but we can explain stroke in plain English and help you understand some of the medical jargon.
- We're not able to provide detailed financial and benefits advice, but can provide general information, tell you about our Life After Stroke Grant, and direct you to relevant contacts and resources.
- We're not legally trained and do not provide legal advice, but we can explain how to access this from a legal professional.
- We are not able to provide an advocacy service, but we can search for advocacy services in your local area.
- We cannot recommend specific products or services provided by others, but we can tell you where to find this information and about the services the Stroke Association provides.