Just days before her 51st birthday, Donna had two strokes. She says, “I felt a strange sense of impending doom. For me, the feeling was instant; it was like my body had been sliced in half.” Thankfully, Donna’s Stroke Association Support Coordinator helped her to overcome the barriers she faced by encouraging her to attend various Stroke Association Groups.
We want the research we fund to make a difference in people’s lives. That’s why we think it’s important for researchers to involve stroke survivors in their projects. Stroke survivors’ experiences can improve the quality of research, and help researchers to be more confident that their work will benefit people affected by stroke.
Scientists at the University of Southampton are to develop and trial a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover use of their arm and hand. Find out more.
Read the stories of two incredible stroke survivors taking part in Give a Hand and Bake.
Being active is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your health. It can also help people avoid another stroke.
We strive to develop and extend partnerships in order to improve the quality of life after stroke and enhance stroke prevention.
Read about our who we are and what we do as a charity.
A short, easy-to-read guide for stroke survivors, produced by the Stroke Association. Packed with essential information to help people understand their stroke.
Since 1991, the Stroke Association has spent more than £55 million supporting vital stroke research. This research has had a real impact on our understanding of stroke, on the way stroke is treated in the UK, and ultimately on the lives of those affected by stroke.
‘Supported self-management’ is the help and support offered to stroke survivors and their families after they have left hospital. This research will look at what does and doesn’t work to help stroke survivors and their families to self-manage.