One in eight adults (around 6.5 million people) is a carer. By 2037, it's anticipated that the number of carers will increase to 9 million. The ‘Caring and You’ programme will provide carers with the support, training and guidance needed to help them improve their skills and knowledge of caring.
Stroke Association trainer Doug Youngson answers some frequently asked questions about caring for a stroke survivor.
When someone close to you has had a stroke, they may need help and support after they return home from hospital. Find out the different ways you can support a stroke survivor, and what help and support is available for carers.
Whether you are new to the carer role or have been caring for years, the Caring and You programme in Sheffield will help you understand the long-term challenges that stroke can bring for yourself and the person you care for.We provide a five week course of face-to-face support and education sessions to develop your skills and knowledge of caring, and improve your emotional wellbeing by reducing feelings of stress and anxiety. Our three-hour sessions are held once a week and cover a wide range of topics.
The Seaford Stroke & Caring Club is open to stroke survivors and persons with a disability. The club enjoys a range of activities including musical programmes, exercise, art, games and visits from external speakers. Meetings are concluded with some afternoon tea and bingo.
Tilehurst Caring for Stroke welcomes all stroke survivors, carers and family members. We offer a friendly chat and a cuppa.
Does improved oral health care in stroke care settings reduce the occurrence of pneumonia after stroke – a pilot trial.
The Department of Health’s public consultation on Reshaping Stroke Care, which launched in March, closed on Friday 30 August 2019. The Stroke Association has submitted our consultation response for the Department of Health to consider.
The third chapter of our lived experience of stroke report looks into the challenges facing stroke survivors and the help they need.
Dr McClelland will work with paramedics to improve emergency treatment for stroke by finding new ways to support a better response on the scene, and how paramedics’ can communicate with hospitals.