We’re the UK’s leading stroke charity, changing the lives of all those affected by stroke and funding cutting-edge treatments.

There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes.

Even though you are now twice as likely to survive a stroke compared to 20 years ago, stroke is still the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK.

We know we need to change how people think about stroke and challenge the myths surrounding it. We push for greater awareness of stroke and its warning signs and campaign for better stroke care.

We believe:

  • strokes can and should be prevented
  • everyone has the right to make the best recovery they can after stroke
  • research has the power to save lives and ensure people make the best recovery they can.

These beliefs drive us forward to change the world for people affected by stroke.

We have a number of resources, services and information available to all those affected by stroke. 

Research

Our research has helped to improve treatments and care which has saved thousands of lives.

Support services

Our support services have helped hundreds of thousands of people get through one of the most frightening experiences of their lives and build a life after stroke.

Campaigns

Our campaigning has touched the lives of even more people through initiatives like the FAST campaign, developed with the Department of Health. This campaign has been a big success, making more people aware of the signs of a stroke and the importance of taking emergency action. 

Publications

Our information is based on accurate and up-to-date evidence. We ask stroke survivors and their families, as well as medical experts, to help us when we put our information together.