Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Stroke information

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When someone close to you has a stroke, they usually need ongoing help and support after they return home from hospital. But caring for a stroke survivor can be challenging. Feelings of exhaustion and isolation are not uncommon, and the financial impact can come as a shock.

This guide includes advice for anyone caring for a stroke survivor. It offers tips on coping in the early days and explains why it's important to look after yourself, as well as whoever you are caring for. It also details some of the financial support you are entitled to as a carer, and lists sources of further advice and information. 

Topics include:

  • Coping after a stroke.
  • Becoming a carer.
  • Carer's assessment.
  • Intermediate care, early supported discharge and community care.
  • Respite care.
  • Self-care for carers.
  • Direct payments.
  • Financial impact of stroke and legal power of attorney.

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Document date

Publication date
January 2018
Next review due
April 2021