We’re looking to recruit to our Stroke Community Steps project - a 4-year Wales-wide initiative funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. With 18 months left of the project.
Susan, from the Scottish Borders, had a haemorrhagic stroke caused by a bleed on the brain in May 2016. Following her stroke, Susan had problems with her speech, sight, hearing and mobility. Over time her speech and vision have improved, but Susan still struggles with walking. Susan has found lockdown really difficult.
The Stroke Association's Stroke recoveries at risk report is based on the responses of almost 2,000 people affected by stroke across the UK, 169 of whom are Scots. This makes it the largest survey of the stroke community since Covid-19 took hold.
Our research into thrombectomy was only possible with the support of valuable legacy gifts. The treatment helps save thousands of lives, and leads to stronger and better recoveries for stroke survivors. Find out more here about the journey of thrombectomy.
Like many other stroke survivors across the UK trying to rebuild their lives, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on Craig’s recovery.
We anticipate a shortfall of £1.5 million in our funding programme this year to resume current research and support vital new projects. This could have a catastrophic knock-on effect for stroke research and delay access to important new life-changing treatments that allow people to rebuild their lives after stroke.
After a stroke, people often want to know how their recovery could progress and what life might look like in the future. Right now, there aren’t many tools available to help health professionals to predict recovery, so we’re funding research to change this.
We’re at a turning point for stroke in Wales. The Welsh Government’s Stroke Delivery Plan ends in 2021, so we’re calling on them to develop a new national, strategic plan outlining their approach to stroke care for the future.
Shortly after his stroke in April 2020, Jarreth was matched with Jade, a stroke survivor from Essex. Jade volunteers for Here For You as part of the Lived Experience telephone support offer.
This research can improve a camera-based computer programme so it can be used by health care professionals and stroke survivors to help in physical rehabilitation.