This guide is for the family and friends of someone who is seriously unwell after a stroke. As well as medical questions, we also cover some of the things you may need to know about making decisions on someone else’s behalf.
This guide explains the key benefits and financial help available including Universal Credit, Statutory Sick Pay, disability benefits, help with paying your mortgage and housing costs, and loans and grants.
This guide provides information about why someone might not survive a stroke, and the emotional impact on family and carers.
Being an informal carer can take many forms. You might be giving emotional support, personal care, helping with shopping, or just being there for someone after a stroke. Our guide looks at self-care for carers and the emotional impact of a stroke on family and friends. Plus practical tips on finances and funding, and ideas on how to support someone with their recovery.
A stroke can happen to anyone, but some things increase your risk of a stroke. It’s important to know what the risk factors are, and how to reduce your risk.
After a stroke, you might have to think carefully about choosing the right accommodation for your support and care needs. This guide gives practical advice on choosing and funding good quality housing.