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Help and support following a stroke

Please find below information on a number of national organisations dedicated to the help and support of stroke patients across the country.

The Stroke Association

The Stroke Association has a comprehensive website, a wide range of publications that address the medical, emotional and practical consequences of having a stroke. They also have a telephone helpline and local Life After Stroke services. These may vary across the country but aim to offer practical help and a chance to meet other families whose lives have been touched by a stroke.  You can find out more from their website or by calling the helpline.

The Stroke Helpline can be reached by calling 0303 3033 100. You can also contact them by email at

Different Strokes

Different strokes was established in 1996 and offers a range of support for younger stroke survivors and their families across the UK. They offer a large number of classes, details of which can be found on their website.

For more information about Different Strokes and how you can get involved with the organisation as a volunteer, you can contact them by calling 0345 130 7172 or 01908 317 618, or by email at

You can also find information on local Stroke Support Groups for your study site area in the links at the top left of this page.