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Financial help after stroke
Dealing with the aftermath of stroke can be tough. You may need to take time out of work, and family members can also find they need to reduce their hours to help with care.
Staying safe at home
Mobility, visual and some cognitive problems, as well as fatigue after stroke, can make moving around your home more challenging. Knowing you can get about safely is important for your confidence and independence.
Christmas Card Competition 2023 winner
Congratulations to Katie Ryan-Palmer, the winner of our 2023 Christmas card competition, with her beautiful ‘Reindeer in the Snow’ design.
Carers support online
When Lea’s husband, Simon, had a stroke in April 2020, their lives changed overnight. Simon’s right side was affected by the stroke, and at first, he struggled with walking and using his arm. During the three and a half weeks he was in hospital, Simon regained some mobility, but still needed a lot of support.
When the Words Away Went
Aphasia affects 40% of stroke survivors, but there’s a huge lack of public understanding about the speech and communication disorder. We’ve created a new feature-length documentary, ‘When the Words Away Went’, to try to change this. The film follows the lives of three stroke survivors with aphasia on their journey to find their voice and rebuild their lives.
"Stroke shaped who I am today"
Stroke can affect anyone at any age. Jess was 10 when she had a stroke due to a heart condition in 2006. Now in her twenties, Jess is passionate about raising awareness of childhood stroke and our new childhood stroke support services.
Campaigning in Wales
The tireless campaigning of the stroke community in Wales led to the Welsh Government’s publication of the Quality Statement for Stroke in 2021.
We have an amazing team of volunteers, known as Community Connectors, who help us raise awareness of stroke and our charity.
Being discharged from the hospital after stroke
Going home from the hospital is an important step in your recovery. However, understanding what equipment and ongoing care you’ll need can be overwhelming for you and your family.
Stroke groups mean “comradeship” and “caring”
Keith and Dave talk about their local stroke group and what it means to them.
Returning to work: reasonable adjustments
If you feel ready to return, your employer should work with you to identify what adjustments they can make to help you.
Recognising the signs of stroke
Stroke is a medical emergency. It's vital to know how to spot the sings of a stroke in yourself or someone else.
Overcoming loneliness after stroke
Tracy's stroke had a huge impact on her social life. Hear how she's finding ways to meet new people.
Delivering your signatures to No.10 Downing Street
Stroke survivor Phil gives an update on the Saving Brains campaign.
Online Stroke Activities Hub
Graham and Kay are enjoying meeting other stroke survivors and carers through our online activities webinars.
Stroke survivor Martin shares his experiences of accessible cycling.
Making your money go further: eating well on a budget
Tips on where to get help if you're struggling to afford food, and ways to make your food budget stretch further.
Researching aphasia rehabilitation
Katie Monnelly talks about her research into aphasia treatments and shares her top speech and language therapy tips.
Supporting someone with communication difficulties
Our helpline share tips for family and friends on supporting a stroke survivor with conversations and speech and language therapy.
Living with aphasia
Kelly shares her experiences and tips on living with aphasia
Make your money go further: heating your home
Tips for reducing your heating costs and where to find help with energy bills.
Eating well after a stroke
Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help to support your recovery after stroke. Read our tips.
Getting stroke patients the emergency care they need
Discover how paramedic and research, Dr Graham McClelland, is aiming to improve emergency stroke care.
Move to your mood
Ann's been trying out our exercises on My Stroke Guide. Hear how balancing activity and rest is helping her recovery.
After Dad's stroke
Stroke has a huge impact on family and friends too. Sophie and Jem share their experiences.
Getting back on track
Steve is using his passion for motor racing to raise money and awareness.
Improving psychological support in Scotland
We're calling on Scotland's health boards to improve psychological support for people affected by stroke.
Getting mental health support after stroke
Stroke can have a huge impact on your mental health. Find out how you can access support.
'Stroke has cost me a lot. But it won't stop me from living my life.'
Lisa shares her challenges and successes as she rebuilds her life after stroke.
Stroke research means everything
Stroke survivor, Grace, and researcher Professor Audrey, explain why research means everything to them. And we share some tips for managing long-term pain.
Continuing your physical recovery after stroke
How can I keep active and carry on my recovery or encourage my loved one to do so?
Supporting Emmerdale's stroke storyline
How we made sure stroke was portrayed accurately in ITV's popular soap.
Thrombectomy saves brains
Dr Sanjeev Nayak has treated over 800 people with this life-saving treatment. Hear why he's supporting our campaign.
Cheering you on
Shirley and John share a day in the life of an events volunteer.
Getting special assistance when travelling by plane
Tips for arranging assistance to help you from when you arrive at the airport, to boarding the plane.
Buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle
Questions to think about before buying a specially adapted vehicle.
Coping with changes to taste and smell
Up to a third of stroke survivors, like Angela, find that their sense of taste or smell changes after her stroke.
Improving access to thrombectomy
Read Gerald's story and find out how you can join our campaign to improve access to thrombectomy.
Improving emergency stroke treatment
Dr Grant Mair talks about his research into using routine brain scans to improve outcomes for stroke.
Back on track
Marc gets running to raise money for people affected by stroke.
Stroke and Covid-19 research
The first results are available from our stroke and Covid-19 study.
Managing post-stroke fatigue
Our Helpline Team share information about managing fatigue.
Find aphasia support online
Jan and Carly test out the new 'Aphasia and communication' section of My Stroke Guide.
Keep on top of rising living costs
Find out how you can get financial support to help with the rising cost of living.
Returning to work after stroke
Public affairs professional, Roger, shares his experiences and tips on returning to work after a stroke.
Improving wellbeing after stroke
Stroke survivor Loretta and Dr Emma Patchwood explain how a new research study aims to improve mental health support for stroke survivors.
The fight to reshape stroke care in Northern Ireland
Why our campaigners are calling on the Northern Ireland government to urgently resume its plans for reshaping stroke care.
Increasing accessibility for people with aphasia
How a new scheme can make it easier for people with aphasia, like Mark, to use businesses and services with confidence.
Free will scheme
Leanne explains how making a Will gave her peace of mind following her stroke, and find out how you can save money with our Free Will Scheme.
Stay active after stroke
Phil shares the importance of physical activity for wellbeing and tips for getting moving after stroke.
Setting the agenda for stroke research
How our Stroke Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) identified the research areas that matter most.
The joy of cooking
How home cooking can boost wellbeing and help control your salt intake, reducing your risk of stroke.
Financial help while you're out of work
If you're unable to work after a stroke, you may be able to claim benefits.
Mum's stronger than anyone we know
When their mum had a stroke, teenagers Molly and Lucy found their world turned upside down.