Our new Communication Support Pack has been designed to help support stroke survivors, their families and health professionals to communicate after stroke.
Created with people with aphasia and other communication difficulties, as well as healthcare professionals, the new pack can support with communication difficulties at home, in hospital and in the community.
Why did we create our new Communication Support Pack?
Soon after a stroke, 40% of stroke survivors have problems with speaking, reading, writing, using numbers, dealing with money, telling the time and understanding language.
This is because different parts of our brains are responsible for communication. If one of these parts is damaged by a stroke, it can cause problems with communication.
The video below explains how stroke affects communication:
What’s in the new Communication Support Pack?
- Essential accessible information that can answer important questions you have about aphasia and other communication problems
- Practical tips to give stroke survivors understanding and confidence to have good conversations
- A communication card for stroke survivors, to help others better understand communication problems after stroke and how they can help.
The tools in the free pack can help ease any anxiety and frustrations, and help stroke survivors feel more in control.
How can I get a free pack?
Each page below gives you the option to download each individual communication tool in the pack, or order the whole pack to be sent to you in the post, for free:
- For stroke survivors, carers and family members: download or order here.
- For health professionals: download or order here.
Are there any other tools available to support communication?
If you’re a stroke survivor, carer or family member, you’ll find links to additional tools on our communication tools page.
You can also try other communication strategies for good conversations.
In the video below, Carly and Jan show how they use communication aids to support their conversations in the home.
If you’re a health professional, explore our resources for professionals for a full list of all our stroke resources.