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This guide is for friends, family members and carers of people who have had a stroke. It gives clear information about what a stroke is, why it happens, and some of the ways you can support someone after a stroke. 

This guide looks at the physical and emotional effects of stroke. It gives tips on helping someone with rehabilitation. It can help you understand the hidden effects of stroke such as fatigue and behaviour changes.

A stroke can have a huge effect on the stroke survivor, but it can also lead to feelings of shock, worry or even guilt in friends and family members. This guide can help you understand some of the wider emotional impact of a stroke and how to get help.

There is information on the financial changes that can happen after a stroke, as well as the support available for carers. 

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