In this issue we celebrate our Life After Stroke Award winners - inspirational people like Charlotte who made an incredible recovery after a stroke at the age of seven. We also take a look at our campaign report, Feeling overwhelmed, which focuses on the emotional impact of stroke and outlines our work to make sure people get the right assessment and support.
In this edition, hear inspirational stories of younger people affected by stroke - like Cailin who had a stroke before she was born. We also have tips to help you with drop foot and financial advice with a focus on Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
A new edition comes out three times a year and is available in print, online with an email alert and audio.
Stroke News is a magazine for everyone affected by stroke, produced three times a year.
Our Stroke Recovery Service provides tailored support commencing in the acute hospital setting and continuing in homes, by addressing the long term practical, emotional and physical needs of stroke survivors and carers.
For many people, getting back behind the wheel is a big priority after a stroke if you need to drive for work, family life or leisure. This guide has information about how stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) can affect your ability to drive. Plus details of how to inform the DVLA or DVA about your stroke.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information on life after stroke.
Holidays are an important part of life, and this guide can help you with holiday planning if you have a health condition or disability after a stroke. Including air travel after a stroke, travelling with medication and oxygen, and specialist travel agencies for people with disabilities.
After a stroke, you might have to think carefully about choosing the right accommodation for your support and care needs. This guide gives practical advice on choosing and funding good quality housing.
Six-year-old stroke survivor Ollie and his mum Nicola look forward to taking part in Step Out for Stroke. Plus find out how you can use gardening to aid your recovery after stroke.