Commission our Stroke Support services
Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Almost two-thirds of stroke survivors leave hospital with a disability, and the demand for ongoing care and support is growing. But we believe that with the right support, people can still enjoy life.
With over 30 years of experience working with stroke survivors and their families, we know the importance of responsive, tailored and high-quality care at all stages of the stroke pathway.
Our Stroke Support services are designed to provide the right support at the right time to ensure every stroke survivor makes the best possible recovery. We currently offer a range of services covering the whole stroke pathway through our Stroke Recovery Service and individual service elements.
- Reduce hospital readmissions.
- Shorten hospital stays.
- Facilitate better integration of care.
- Save other statutory expenditure.
- Meet current government imperatives and requirements of national stroke strategies across the UK.
45,256 people benefitted from our Stroke Support services last year. This is how we supported them:
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There are more than 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. In the next 20 years, it is estimated that the number of stroke survivors, aged 45 and over, will increase by 123%. A third of these will experience depression, a third will experience aphasia and half will experience fatigue.
The Stroke Association are here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. 45,256 people benefitted from our Stroke Support services last year. This is how we supported them:
- Practical: 14,512 people gained a better understanding of stroke.
- Emotional: 12,690 people felt more reassured. 7,727 people felt less anxious or distressed.
- Social: 5,383 people felt less isolated. 627 stroke clubs and groups helped reduce loneliness.
- Financial: 4,222 people found their financial circumstances had improved. 1,285 people benefitted from financial support through £340,000 in Life After Stroke Grants.
- Physical: 7,017 people reported improved physical health and wellbeing.
- Communication: 2,052 people felt enabled to communicate more confidently.
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.
Our services impact
We collect data to show the impact our services have on quality of life following a stroke. The results show that stroke survivors and carers believe that recovery after stroke has become less overwhelming with our support, and there are significant savings to the health and social care sector.
Read more about how our stroke support creates value.
We have also previously commissioned a very positive qualitative evaluation of our Stroke Recovery Service. Please read our Stroke Recovery Service executive summary.