We believe in life after stroke. That's why we actively campaign for better stroke care, working with politicians of all parties to ensure stroke remains high on the political agenda. Find out what we're up to across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
As stroke survivors, we know what it's like to live daily with the life-changing physical, emotional and mental effects of this condition. Our voices matter so much. We must campaign for things to be improved and changed to make life better for ourselves, our family members and carers.Julie, stroke survivor and campaigner
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We're excited about the new National Stroke Programme. Our campaigning in England will help ensure this Programme is delivered. It's a huge task, but one that we are determined to succeed in. We'd love you to help us deliver life-changing improvements for people affected by stroke right across England, whether preventing stroke in the first place, making sure people get the right treatment in the crucial first few hours after a stroke, or giving people the ongoing support they need when rebuilding their lives.
Following campaigning from the team in Northern Ireland, the Health Minister published the Reshaping Stroke Care Action Plan in June 2022. The plan sets out the way forward for improving stroke care in six priority areas and the key actions that the Department of Health, working alongside the stroke community, will take forward over the next few years.
We will be engaging with the stroke community, speaking to people affected by stroke and stroke professionals to get their thoughts on the plan and find out what else needs to happen to ensure we have first-class stroke services in Northern Ireland.
We're calling for the new Scottish government to push on with the current stroke improvement work and quickly establish a new, progressive stroke service. One in which all patients receive timely access to evidence-based, stroke specialist treatment, rehabilitation and support. We encourage you to read our manifesto, Make stroke the priority it needs to be in Scotland.
The Stroke Association communicates the views of stroke survivors and their family members and carers to policymakers, the NHS and local government. The Stroke Association campaigns to improve services for all those affected by stroke in Wales. This is so all stroke patients and survivors can rebuild their lives and make the best possible recovery.
We work closely with the Cross Party Group on Stroke in the Welsh Parliament. They produced a report into the implementation of the Welsh Government's Stroke Delivery Plan.
We're calling on political parties to include a new national plan for stroke in their manifestos for the Welsh Parliament elections in 2021. You can find out more about what we want to see the next Welsh Government achieve for those affected by stroke in our document "The next Welsh Government: A new plan for stroke in Wales".
Mae'r Gymdeithas Strôc yn cyfleu barn goroeswyr strôc ac aelodau o'u teuluoedd a'u gofalwyr i lunwyr polisi, y GIG a llywodraeth leol. Mae'r Gymdeithas Strôc yn ymgyrchu i wella gwasanaethau i bawb y mae strôc yn effeithio arnynt yng Nghymru. Mae hyn er mwyn i bob claf strôc a goroeswyr ailadeiladu eu bywydau a gwneud yr adferiad gorau posibl.
Rydym yn gweithio'n agos gyda'r Grŵp Trawsbleidiol ar Strôc yn y Senedd. Fe wnaethant gynhyrchu adroddiad ar weithredu Cynllun Cyflenwi Strôc Llywodraeth Cymru.
Rydym yn galw ar bleidiau gwleidyddol i gynnwys cynllun cenedlaethol newydd ar gyfer strôc yn eu maniffestos ar gyfer etholiadau’r Senedd yn 2021. Gallwch ddarganfod mwy am yr hyn yr ydym am weld Llywodraeth nesaf Cymru yn ei gyflawni ar gyfer y rhai yr effeithir arnynt gan strôc yn ein dogfen “Llywodraeth Cymru nesaf: Cynllun newydd ar gyfer strôc yng Nghymru”.