When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt. Their specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community. With more donations and support from you, they can rebuild even more lives.

Stroke Association’s Impact

The charity is here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. They believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke.

They provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected bystroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

Rebuilding lives after stroke is a team effort. It takes the determination of stroke survivors and carers, the generosity of supporters and the dedication of the healthcare and research communities to get there.

To help in the recovery of stroke survivors they provide information, support and advice. Their key areas of work include:

Support services

Their support services help hundreds of thousands of people through one of the most frightening experiences of their lives and build a life after stroke. Their support services include but are not limited to emotional support, communication support, and exercise-based rehabilitation.


The information is based on accurate and up-to-date evidence. They ask stroke survivors and their families, as well as medical experts, to help us when putting our information together.


Their research helps to improve treatments, care and rehabilitation, saving thousands of lives and helping stroke survivors make the best recovery they can.


Through their busy events schedule, including Make May Purple, Resolution Run and Step Out for Stroke, our fundraisers work nationally and with local communities to raise much-needed funds to support stroke survivors.


They are the force for change. By listening to and working with people affected by stroke, they drive improvements in stroke care. Through initiatives such as the FAST campaign, developed with the Department of Health, they have been hugely successful in making more people aware of the signs of a stroke and the importance of taking emergency action.


Their fantastic volunteers play a vital role in the recovery of stroke survivors across the UK. We provide training and resources so that our volunteers are well equipped to help stroke survivors with their recovery and rehabilitation. You can find out more about their volunteering opportunities here volunteering opportunities here.


Stroke Association House, 240 City Road

Contact Number

020 7566 0300