Chris Larkin, Regional Director at the Stroke Association in the North West, said: “The news that Blackpool Council is able to continue funding for the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Service will be warmly welcomed by stroke survivors and their families across the area.
“Stroke can leave people feeling frightened, isolated and alone. For many people in Blackpool who have experienced the devastating effects of stroke, this is a much-needed service which provides a lifeline and has given them hope for the future.
“Over the past eight years, thousands of people in Blackpool have received vital practical advice, emotional help and one to one support from the Stroke Association. The service also provides support to the third of stroke survivors who have been robbed of their ability to communicate following a stroke.
“This decision means that the Stroke Association will be able to continue to provide this much needed service in Blackpool, and help ensure that local stroke survivors get the essential support they need to rebuild their lives.”
For more information about stroke visit www.stroke.org.uk or call the Helpline on 0303 303 3100.