David talks of the impact of his stroke and how Covid-19 has meant he has received less care and support with his recovery than he would have liked.
The Stroke Association's Stroke recoveries at risk report is based on the responses of almost 2,000 people affected by stroke, including 130 in Wales, making it the largest sample of the stroke community since Covid-19 took hold.
Read the key findings from our Stroke recoveries at risk report.
Our recommendations from the Stroke recoveries at risk report.
In June 2020 we surveyed nearly 2,000 stroke survivors, carers and family members to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their lives and recoveries.
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.
We are fully committed to doing everything we can for stroke survivors and their families to rebuild their lives after stroke, while remaining financially sustainable.
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 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.
"I feel exhausted all the time since my stroke”. Sound familiar? You’re not alone - many people experience fatigue after stroke.