As a frontline healthcare professional, you are the most trusted source of information about health and disability.

We have a number of guidelines, reports, campaigns and fundraising and awareness materials to help you effectively support your patients. These are all available below to download. 

Communication Aids

Communication difficulties are experienced by over one third of stroke survivors. When we ask professionals what they find most challenging in supporting stroke survivors, communication is the most popular answer. We offer a range of resources to support communication for both the individual stroke survivor and for stroke services.

Communication credit card

This free wallet-sized card can be used by stroke survivors with aphasia to inform people that they have had a stroke and may need help to communicate. Order now.

Stroke Recovery Passport
This explains how the stroke has affected you, what your goals are, details about your life and how people can support you to recover from stroke. It's for health and social care professionals, your family and friends and anyone you meet. Download now.
Communication licence

Individuals' needs are displayed in this one page summary in visible places such as the front of their care plan or on the fridge so carers and professionals know how to support the individual. This can also be taken into hospital and kept with their notes or by the bed. Download now.

Word and picture chart

This chart has been designed to help people with aphasia communicate with health and social care staff and their family and friends. It's fully laminated and also features a list of tips on how to help a person with aphasia to communicate with you. Buy now for £2.50.

Monthly professional bulletins

GP practices are seen by survivors and carers as an obvious step in the transition from clinical care to recovery and rehabilitation. However, very little support or signposting is currently being delivered by GPs.
Matter Beneficiaries research, Matter (October 2016)