In the UK, there are over 500 stroke clubs and groups providing support to around 16,000 people affected by stroke. These groups offer social support, promote independence and reduce the risk of isolation.
In this edition, we look at the impact of stroke on families and hear from a carer, Adam, on how his family has remained strong after his wife had a stroke following child birth. We also have advice on everything from driving after stroke to reducing blood pressure and the benefits of befriending.
Stroke Association Voluntary Groups are supported by a range of resources and specialist training opportunities.
Affiliated Independent Stroke Clubs are supported by a wide range of resources and specialist training opportunities.
In this edition we look at the benefits of being active. Did you know, just 30 minutes of exercise five times a week can reduce your risk of stroke by a quarter? We know it's not always easy to exercise, espcecially after a stroke, so we've got some tips to get you started, including chair-based exercises.
After his grandfather had two strokes, Dan Morgan pledged to give something back to the Stroke Association.