Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
This book tells you what care should be provided after stroke. It is written for people affected by stroke and their carers. It's a short version of the detailed National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (5th edition).
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
For many people, getting back behind the wheel is a big priority after a stroke if you need to drive for work, family life or leisure. This guide has information about how stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) can affect your ability to drive. Plus details of how to inform the DVLA or DVA about your stroke.
Holidays are an important part of life, and this guide can help you with holiday planning if you have a health condition or disability after a stroke. Including air travel after a stroke, travelling with medication and oxygen, and specialist travel agencies for people with disabilities.
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.
If you are thinking about your work options after a stroke, this guide can help. It contains information on your rights at work, retirement, changing career, and volunteering.
The benefits system can be complicated, but it's important to know what financial assistance you are entitled to as a stroke survivor or carer. 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.