If you or someone you know has had a stroke, you’ll understand the impact it can have on daily life, from mobility problems and communication difficulties to emotional changes. You’re not alone. Come along to your local stroke group and meet others who’ve been affected by stroke.
Researchers at University College London say that stroke care needs to be centralised in large specialist units in a radical shake-up of hospitals.
Our Distance Learning Level 2 award in Stroke Awareness is aimed at you if you work with stroke survivors or those at risk of stroke in a care setting.
The Stroke Association's response to the latest National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (2016) produced by the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
Winter is full of festive treats. But what we eat and drink has a big impact on our risk of stroke and secondary stroke. In your winter Stroke News we demystify the advice - from what five-a-day looks like to getting to grips with alcohol units and understanding food labels so we can make healthier choices while really enjoying ourselves this winter.
The group offers social support and a variety of activities such as speakers, outings, meals, games and quizzes. You can also join in with activities at the nearby Daycare Unit.
Regularly drinking large amounts of alcohol greatly increases your risk of stroke. But there are lots of tools that can help you track how much you're drinking and cut down if you need to.
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
The group is available to all stroke survivors and their carers, and provides a safe and therapeutic environment that aims to facilitate stroke recovery.
When you have a stroke you need information you can trust. That’s why we produce high-quality information for stroke survivors and their families.