Commission our Stroke Support services

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Almost two-thirds of stroke survivors leave the hospital with a disability, and the demand for ongoing care and support is growing. But we believe that with the right support, people can rebuild their life after stroke.

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.

These include our Communication Support ServiceEmotional Support Service and Post-Stroke Reviews.

Our services can help you:

  • 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.

Through our services, we helped 45,256 people achieve 115,489 personal outcomes 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. 

Download the infographic

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 the 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.

Find out more

To enquire about or commission our stroke support services, please contact

If you are a stroke survivor, family member, friend or carer who would like to know more about stroke or what support is available, please contact the Stroke Helpline.