Stroke is life-changing. Besides physical health, it affects a person’s emotional wellbeing, family and finances. For most survivors, recovery is not about going back to how they were before the stroke. People tell us that, for them, recovery means being supported to get on with their lives and achieve the best possible, individual, quality of life.

Our Stroke Recovery Service provides tailored support commencing in the acute hospital setting and continuing in homes, by addressing the long term practical, emotional and physical needs of stroke survivors and carers.

This short animation describes the journey of one stroke survivor and demonstrates how the service supports him and his family along their stroke recovery journey.

Through the Stroke Recovery Service stroke survivors will receive:

  • Coordinated support and formal reviews from a key worker throughout their stroke journey.
  • A holistic assessment of the practical, emotional, physical needs of both stroke survivor and carer at point of referral.
  • A tailored recovery plan with intensive coordinated support according to level of need to ensure the best possible recovery and achievement of personal goals.
  • Practical and emotional support for survivors, their carers and families.
  • Access to stroke specific self-management tools and support.
  • Active listening and problem solving including signposting to local services and support.
  • Representation and advocacy support.
  • Peer and social support for long term support.

The value of our Stroke Recovery Service

An independent exploration study of the value and impact of our Stroke Recovery Service was carried out by Dr David Wright, Director Merle Wright Consulting limited between July and September 2016.

The research addressed questions about how people experienced the service, what they value about it, what difference it makes, its contribution to recovery and what could be improved.

For more information, please view the full final report.

We have also recently released ‘our services impact’ report based on data collected and evidence gathered from our services to demonstrate the impact we make to quality of life following a stroke. Please view the services impact summary.

Read more about our current services

We provide coordinated support throughout a person’s stroke journey. Starting in hospital, we support discharge planning and assess risk of readmission. Following discharge we offer a comprehensive holistic assessment to identify needs and support the best possible recovery. Regular reviews ensure support remains appropriate to each individual. Stroke survivors and carers in your area will gain access to our network of support groups, grants and self-management tools for long-term support.

Find out more

To enquire about our Life after Stroke Services please contact services@stroke.org.uk 

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