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The Department of Health in Northern Ireland is holding a series of public engagement events about their proposals to reshape stroke care services in Northern Ireland.
Stroke Association Legacy Garden at Gardeners’ World Live
Every year during June, organisations supporting people with aphasia work together to raise awareness. Around a third of people who have a stroke will experience aphasia. Greater awareness can mean easier communication and a better quality of life for a person with aphasia.
In our new advert, survivors describe experiencing life changing strokes in their own words. Stroke is serious, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Recovery is tough but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, it is possible. Together we can support stroke survivors in rebuilding their lives.
Many stroke survivors use art in their recovery and each year, through our Christmas Card Competition, a stroke survivor’s artwork is made into a limited edition Christmas card and sold in our range to raise vital funds for stroke survivors across the UK.
We're excited to annouce our recent partnership with Game of Thrones actor Emilia Clarke and her charity SameYou. Newly founded SameYou aims to transform recovery care for young adults following hospital treatment for brain injury and stroke.
A new report, published on Monday 18 February 2019 by the Stroke Association, reveals that around half of all stroke survivors in Northern Ireland feel abandoned when they leave hospital and are unable to make a full recovery due to a lack of rehabilitation and on-going support.
Delegates at the 2018 UK Stroke Assembly events in Manchester and Essex told us the key messages they want stroke professionals to be aware of.