Many people find that their financial situation changes after they have a stroke. This section describes the main benefits, credits and grants that are available from the government.
Stroke Association/BHF Joint Programme Grant: Can a drug commonly used for gout improve recovery and prevention of further stroke for stroke survivors?
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Your support helps fund pioneering preventative and rehabilitative stroke research, Life After Stroke Services across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and Life After Stroke Grants for stroke survivors experiencing financial hardship.
Find out about the pioneering stroke research that is shaping the future for stroke survivors; how a Life After Stroke Grant helped Megan Giglia achieve Paralympic gold; and read our top tips for cycling after stroke.
Our Life After Stroke Services are designed to provide the right support to ensure every stroke survivor makes the best possible recovery. These Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQs) may answer some queries you have about the services.
If we are to discover which underlying genes cause stroke, we need to collect DNA from large numbers of patients who have had a lacunar stroke. An existing collection of DNA (extracted from blood samples) from patients has been established with the aid of a Wellcome Trust grant, this is called the UK Young Lacunar Stroke DNA Database.
Professor Joanna Wardlaw CBE talks about the new SVDs@target programme - Targeting interventions for small vessel disease to prevent stroke and dementia. This programme was funded by a 6 million euro grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Our daily living information pages can refer you to a range of products and services for stroke survivors, families and carers. Some of the useful products our partners provide include mobile phones and daily living equipment.
We were selected as Royal Mail’s Charity of the Year in 2014 and we worked in partnership with the company for over two years.