Caerphilly County Borough Council yesterday decided not to continue funding the area’s stroke recovery service. The Stroke Association, which runs the service, has expressed disappointment at the decision.
Smoking, drinking alcohol, being physically inactive and sitting for long periods, can contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes, and being an unhealthy weight, all of which increase your risk of stroke. You can start to reduce your risk of stroke by making small changes to your lifestyle this Stroke Prevention Day.
Stroke survivor Phil, from Stockport, stars in a new TV advert as part of the We Are Undefeatable campaign, encouraging people with long-term conditions such as stroke to get active.