Welcome to our stroke information and support page, for anyone seeking knowledge on strokes. Discover insights into causes, symptoms, prevention, and rehabilitation, but also what services and support the Stroke Association offers for stroke survivors or anyone involved with stroke.

What is a stroke?

A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, killing brain cells. Damage to the brain can affect how the body works. It can also change how you think and feel. The effects of a stroke depend on where it takes place in the brain, and how big the damaged area is.

Stroke can be life-changing. It can happen to anyone of any age and affects everyone in different ways.  

A stroke is a medical emergency. If you spot the signs of stroke, call 999.

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Life after stroke

We're here to support you to rebuild your life after stroke.

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What are the effects?

Every stroke is different. Explore effects and how to manage them.

Finding support

Find out about our local services and dedicated helpline.

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