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 New digital tool launched for stroke survivors with communication difficulties

New digital tool launched for stroke survivors with communication difficulties

Press releases   •   Jun 17, 2020 09:31 BST

As many as 350,000 stroke survivors with aphasia, a common communication disability, are at greater risk of becoming lonelier and more isolated during the pandemic, according to the Stroke Association (i).

​New digital tool launched for stroke survivors with communication difficulties

​New digital tool launched for stroke survivors with communication difficulties

Press releases   •   Jun 17, 2020 08:00 BST

As many as 350,000 stroke survivors with aphasia, a common communication disability, are at greater risk of becoming lonelier and more isolated during the pandemic, according to the Stroke Association (i).

​Local stroke choir sings with soprano Laura Wright to keep spirits up

​Local stroke choir sings with soprano Laura Wright to keep spirits up

Press releases   •   Jun 09, 2020 15:01 BST

A choir of local stroke survivors are still singing together despite disruption from coronavirus, and were joined by a very special guest on Monday 08 June, professional singer Laura Wright.

Stroke Association response to ONS excess non-COVID-19 deaths report

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2020 14:19 BST

It’s devastating to see that stroke deaths have increased significantly in homes and care homes during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic period. It is heart-breaking to see that in one week, more than double the usual stroke deaths were recorded in people’s homes.

​Stroke concern rising amid Covid-19 crisis warns charity, as East Berkshire service launches

​Stroke concern rising amid Covid-19 crisis warns charity, as East Berkshire service launches

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2020 09:57 BST

Stroke professionals are warning people across East Berkshire who have a stroke or TIA/mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) to call 999, despite the coronavirus pandemic. With stroke striking every five minutes, the Stroke Association fears that thousands of people could be at risk of severe disability, or even stroke-related death, if they don’t Act FAST on stroke symptoms.

​Blackburn stroke survivor raises more than £20,000 for the Stroke Association

​Blackburn stroke survivor raises more than £20,000 for the Stroke Association

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2020 15:06 BST

A Blackburn man has raised over £20,000 for Stroke Association, after the charity helped him rebuild his life after a stroke.

​Royal Hallamshire’s stroke professionals take on fundraising challenge to help rebuild lives

​Royal Hallamshire’s stroke professionals take on fundraising challenge to help rebuild lives

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2020 12:11 BST

The multidisciplinary stroke team in Sheffield have raised more than £3,000 in vital funds for the Stroke Association.

​NHS stroke professionals unite for fundraising challenge to help rebuild lives

​NHS stroke professionals unite for fundraising challenge to help rebuild lives

Press releases   •   May 22, 2020 12:15 BST

NHS stroke professionals across the UK have united to take on a series of fundraising challenges to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association this May, and are calling on their colleagues to join them.

Stroke Association partners with LoSalt® in bid to cut nation’s blood pressure

Stroke Association partners with LoSalt® in bid to cut nation’s blood pressure

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2020 00:01 BST

The Stroke Association and LoSalt® have today launched a new partnership aimed at encouraging people to lower the risk of stroke and other serious health conditions.

​Baroness Karren Brady supports the Stroke Association’s appeal for ad space

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2020 12:17 BST

The Stroke Association is asking brands and organisations with upcoming television or radio advertising space to consider donating airtime in the month of May and June, so that they can maintain awareness of stroke throughout the pandemic.

​Stroke concern rising amid Covid-19 crisis warns top charity

​Stroke concern rising amid Covid-19 crisis warns top charity

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2020 15:54 BST

Concerns are mounting that people across the UK who have a stroke or TIA/mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) are not calling 999 amid the coronavirus pandemic. With stroke striking every five minutes, the Stroke Association fears that thousands of people could be at risk of severe disability, or even stroke-related death, if they don’t Act FAST on stroke symptoms.

Stroke concern rising amid Covid-19 crisis warns top charity

Stroke concern rising amid Covid-19 crisis warns top charity

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2020 15:56 BST

Concerns are mounting that people who have a stroke or TIA/mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) are not calling 999 amid the coronavirus pandemic. With strokes continuing to strike across Wales at this time, the Stroke Association fears that thousands of people could be at risk of severe disability, or even stroke-related death, if they don’t Act FAST on stroke symptoms.

“We’re not going anywhere!” Mum’s refusal to leave hospital after doctors initially miss daughter’s stroke

“We’re not going anywhere!” Mum’s refusal to leave hospital after doctors initially miss daughter’s stroke

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2020 13:47 GMT

Sam Sjollema from Bedford, whose young daughter had a stroke, was told it was just a sprained arm and to go home before further tests revealed what had really happened.

​Manchester runners join the resolution for the Stroke Association

​Manchester runners join the resolution for the Stroke Association

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2020 15:23 GMT

More than 270 people from across the North West ran, jogged and walked on Sunday 08 March, raising more than £10,500 for the Stroke Association at the charity’s Resolution Run.

​Local runner joins the resolution for the Stroke Association

​Local runner joins the resolution for the Stroke Association

Press releases   •   Mar 09, 2020 12:14 GMT

Marie Hall, 42 from Warrington, is helping to rebuild lives after stroke by taking part in the Resolution Run in aid of the Stroke Association, on Sunday 19 April at Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool.

​Teesside runners join the resolution for the Stroke Association

​Teesside runners join the resolution for the Stroke Association

Press releases   •   Mar 09, 2020 11:53 GMT

More than 250 people from across the North East ran, jogged and walked on Sunday 01 March at the Stroke Association’s Resolution Run.

Rachael to support the Stroke Association after tragically losing Husband who was loved in the community

Rachael to support the Stroke Association after tragically losing Husband who was loved in the community

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2020 09:04 GMT

Rachael Guille, 43, who lives in Pershore, is helping to rebuild lives after stroke by taking part in her first ever Resolution Run in aid of the Stroke Association, on Sunday 29 March at Arrow Valley Country Park in Redditch.

​Local women join the resolution for the Stroke Association

​Local women join the resolution for the Stroke Association

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2020 10:54 GMT

Mindy Cowap, 45 from Little Budworth, is helping to rebuild lives after stroke, by taking part in two Resolution Runs in aid of the Stroke Association.

​Hale stroke survivor joins the resolution for the Stroke Association

​Hale stroke survivor joins the resolution for the Stroke Association

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2020 11:08 GMT

Nick Leslie, from Hale, is helping to rebuild lives after stroke by taking part in the Resolution Run in aid of the Stroke Association, on Sunday 08 March at Heaton Park.

​Search is on for Merseyside’s stroke heroes

​Search is on for Merseyside’s stroke heroes

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 10:47 GMT

Emma Raven, 38, winner of the 2018 Life After Stroke Adult Courage Award is calling on people in Liverpool to nominate stroke heroes for the 2020 awards.