Support

As well as support from SLT and stroke neuropsychology when it is required, there are other agencies which may be able to offer support to people affected by communication difficulties after stroke. These include:

Aphasia

  • aphasiaalliance.org – People with aphasia helping each other to become independent, communicating with other aphasic people and overcoming aphasia together.
  • www.stroke.org.uk – In April 2015 we joined forces with national aphasia charity Speakability (Action for Dysphasic Adults) to ensure that more people across the UK living with aphasia receive vital support.

Stroke

  • www.chss.org.uk – Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information and support in the community.
  • www.stroke.org.uk – We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we support stroke survivors to make the best possible recovery they can. It’s why we campaign for better stroke care. And it’s why we fund research into stroke.

Carers

  • www.carers.org.uk Carers Trust – Our vision is a world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives.
  • www.carersscotland.org – A charity set up to support people who care for an elderly relative, a sick friend or a disabled family member.
  • www.crossroads-scotland.co.uk – Providers of home based respite through short breaks/longer periods of support for 8,500 carers, and personal care for individuals finding it difficult to cope living alone, through our 42 services across Scotland.
  • www.stroke4carers.org – This e-learning resource provides a set of topics which will provide on-line advice, support and information for informal carers.

There may also be local services/support agencies – a stroke specialist nurse will be able to provide information about these.

Page last reviewed: 02 Apr 2020