This research will develop a new self-management programme for stroke survivors with aphasia and their families, to help them to adjust to and manage their lives after stroke.
UK Early Researcher Award for Mrs Jane Horne, Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellow
This research will investigate the use of orthitics (for example, braces and splints) early on in a stroke survivor’s rehabilitation. The results will inform a larger study into early orthotic use after stroke.
Around a third of stroke survivors suffer from aphasia, a language disorder which can affect speech, comprehension and reading and writing skills. The Stroke Association has the skills and experience to help people with these communication disabilities.
Around a third of stroke survivors experience post-stroke depression, and 20% will suffer from emotionalism within six-months of their stroke. Our Emotional Support service can help.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information on life after stroke.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide information and support for carers.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide legal and financial support and information.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information to help with the effects of stroke.
In the UK, there are over 500 stroke clubs and groups providing support to around 16,000 people affected by stroke. These groups offer social support, promote independence and reduce the risk of isolation.