Benefits and financial assistance

Resource type: Information leaflet
Coping with the aftermath of stroke can be tough. You and your family may suddenly be faced with financial difficulties, especially if you are no longer able to work. If you have a disability, you…

Communication Licence

Resource type: Information leaflet
This two-page communication licence displays your individual needs. This handy leaflet can be placed in visible places, such as on the fridge or at the front of your care plan. This will help carers…

How to reduce your risk of a stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet
A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, so it's vital to understand your own risk of a stroke. This guide gives clear and simple information about what can cause a stroke, and some of the…

When someone is seriously ill or dying after a stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet
This guide is for the family and friends of someone who is seriously unwell after a stroke. As well as medical questions, we also cover some of the things you may need to know about making decisions…

Taste and smell changes after a stroke

Resource type: Health information
After a stroke, you might have changes to your senses of taste and smell. This guide can help you understand the different reasons this can happen, including damage to the brain, medication side…

High blood pressure and stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet
High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke. On top of the 9.5 million people diagnosed with high blood pressure in the UK, there are around 5.5 million people who don't know they have…

Blood-thinning medication and stroke

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Blood-thinning medications reduce your risk of stroke by helping to prevent blood clots from forming. You might be prescribed them after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or a stroke caused by a…

Bladder and bowel problems after stroke

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Bladder and bowel problems after stroke Bladder and bowel problems are common after a stroke. Many people soon recover, but if you have longer-term problems, there are treatments and…

Physiotherapy after stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet
If your stroke has affected the part of your brain that controls movement, you may have weakness or paralysis on one side of your body or problems with moving and doing your everyday activities. You…

Occupational therapy after stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet
Occupational therapy is an important part of your recovery and rehabilitation. It involves re-learning everyday activities to enable you to lead a full and independent life. It helps…