Stroke is the killer disease we’ve ignored for too long in the UK. It wrecks the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year. Yet too few people understand stroke or see themselves at risk and take steps to prevent it. Although the number of people dying from stroke has halved over the last 20 years we are still investing too little in research to prevent and treat stroke and support people to make the best recovery they can. We’ve regarded it as an inevitable, older person’s disease although stroke affects many younger people. We’ve given up on stroke survivors too early and accepted that not much can be done in the long term - despite evidence showing that people are still making steps on the road to recovery years later.
We are the Stroke Association. We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery. It’s why we fund research to develop new treatments and ways to prevent stroke. The Stroke Association is a charity. We rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke.
Our message is clear: If you believe in life after stroke; if you want to support people to make the best recovery they can, but believe prevention is better; if you believe in the power of research to save lives and prevent stroke - then we are your cause.
The Stroke Association – changing the world for people affected by stroke.
Registered Charity No. 211015