Next steps after a stroke

Resource type: Information guide

Publication type: Stroke information

Resource type

This guide is for people who have had a stroke. It can help you to understand your stroke, and it's packed with information and ideas about recovery and rehabilitation.

It explains the different types of rehabiltiation, and gives ideas for helping your recovery. It includes sections on getting the support you need after leaving hospital. There is information on the effects of stroke, as well as tips for enjoying life after a stroke. Plus tips and information on how to look after your health, and reduce your risk of another stroke. 

Accessible formats

Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.

Large print: you can download a large print Word document at the end of this page.

Braille: to request a braille copy email

Information in other languages

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Audio guide

Document date

Publication date
March 2017
Next review due
March 2019