Bristol After Stroke is an independent local charity helping people rebuild their lives after stroke. Our services offer a unique combination of practical, social, emotional and psychological support to stroke affected people and their carers and loved ones.Why the community needs us
A stroke occurs suddenly and lives are turned upside down overnight. Stroke is the biggest cause of adult disability. Many people are left with long-term consequences - obvious ones like difficulty walking and speaking, and some less obvious like problems with vision, swallowing, and cognition but you can recover and Bristol After Stroke helps people rebuild their lives after stroke. We provide information, support, and companionship on the recovery and rehabilitation journey.Our impact on the community
We know that people can only recover physically if their emotional and psychological needs are met in a timely and accessible fashion. Our clients tell us they feel more confident, less isolated, better able to deal with their symptoms and feelings and, overall, better able to adapt to life after stroke. In 2017-18 we helped over 700 stroke affected people and their carers in the last year, and we are seeing increases in demand year on year for our services.
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