We know connecting with others affected by stroke is often the most important thing in helping to rebuild life after stroke. And groups across the country provide this vital support to stroke survivors and carers.
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.
Working with the charity A Stroke of Luck, who specialise in exercise-based recovery for stroke survivors, our new videos offer three levels of difficulty and will cover different aspects of movement. Each video is led by a qualified physiotherapist.
Will my stroke treatment and support be different because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Hobbies and interests are a good way to keep your mind and body active and can help you to continue your recovery while you’re at home. Doing something you love can improve anxiety or low mood.
Getting moving might be one of your main goals after a stroke, but how can you do it when you have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus? Read our practical tips on exercising with conditions such as fatigue, incontinence or high blood pressure.
For stroke survivors, being asked to stay at home and away from other people might feel like a lot to deal with. It could also be tricky to work out if your emotions are due to stroke, or worry around coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are our tips on how to manage when you’re staying at home.
Nisba had a stroke in 2012, and together with fellow stroke survivor James Redgate, is now working alongside leaders and experts at NHS England to oversee and help deliver the improvements in stroke care set out in their Long Term Plan.
Dawn Minker, from Sandown, Isle of Wight, had a stroke when she was a baby. The stroke partially paralysed her tongue, causing speech and language difficulties. But thinking she wouldn’t understand, her family decided not to tell her.
We’re now funding stroke research in every nation of the UK. Come with us on a trip around Britain, to explore some of the projects aiming to improve people’s lives after stroke.