Peter, 60 from Risca, had a stroke in 2017. Like many others, Peter has particularly struggled with his mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We’re at a turning point for stroke in Wales. The Welsh Government’s Stroke Delivery Plan ends in 2021, so we’re calling on them to develop a new national, strategic plan outlining their approach to stroke care for the future.
Colyn received occupational therapy and physiotherapy while in hospital following a stroke. While this should have continued at home, the Covid-19 pandemic prevented this from happening.
Lee has been a carer for her husband David for a number of years due to another illness. However, following David’s stroke in February 2020, visits from statutory care were cancelled due to Covid-19 and Lee has had to take on even more caring responsibilities.
There’s a General Election on 12 December and we need your help! Join us and take action now to ensure that your new MP makes stroke prevention, treatment and ongoing care an urgent priority.
In our new advert, survivors describe experiencing life-changing strokes in their own words. Stroke is serious, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Recovery is tough but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, it is possible. Together we can support stroke survivors in rebuilding their lives.
During February and March pharmacies across Wales are joining the Lower Your Risk of Stroke campaign, a partnership between Community Pharmacy Wales, Public Health Wales and the Stroke Association.
Since his stroke in 2016, Paul McLean, from County Armagh, has committed himself to supporting other survivors through volunteering, fundraising and, most recently, by becoming one of the stars of our Rebuilding Lives campaign.