Caring for a stroke survivor
When someone close to you has had a stroke, they may need help and support after they return home from hospital. Find out the different ways you can support a stroke survivor, and what help and support is available for carers.
Vision after childhood stroke
Stroke may affect a child or young person’s vision in a number of ways. In many children vision does improve over time, but even where a child’s vision does not fully recover, there is a lot that can be done to help.
Gift Aid Information
Will you help even more people affected by stroke with a simple tick for Gift Aid? You could help fund pioneering research and vital support services.
Research Participants Needed: Smart wearable device (gaitQ) that helps people with long-term conditions affecting movement walk better
Type: Research
Researchers at the University of Exeter are looking for stroke survivors to help test a device to help people with mobility issues. Participants will fill out questionnaires, and complete walking and balancing tasks with and without the gaitQ device.
Research Participants Needed: Exploring experiences of using digital health technologies in stroke rehabilitation
Type: Research
Researchers want to know about the experiences of people who have used, or tried to use, technologies as part of rehabilitation after stroke. This will help understand how new technologies can be designed to be usable and helpful for people living with stroke.
What is supported self-management in stroke and what makes it work?
‘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.
Interested in becoming a Here For You volunteer?
We want to support more people to rebuild their lives after a stroke and need your help. We're urgently seeking volunteers with over one years' lived experience of stroke to offer support through Weekly Volunteer Calls - Here For You.
Research Participants Needed: An intensive upper-limb rehabilitation system (NeuroVirt) intervention for stroke survivors
Type: Research
Researchers at University of East Anglia are looking for participants to help test a new Virtual Reality device that has been developed for people after stroke to help arm movement. The device, NeuroVirt, uses virtual reality games to motivate stroke survivors to do exercises.
Money matters
Type: News
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit to help people with the extra cost of living with a long-term condition or disability. But what happens if your PIP application is rejected or you think you’re receiving the wrong amount? Our Helpline Team explain how you can challenge the decision.
How to leave a gift in your Will
Type: Donate
Behind much of our work is someone just like you. Our legacy giving team is here to help. We can offer you confidential advice, send you a free legacy pack and tell you more about the crucial role of legacy gifts as we work together to rebuild lives after stroke.