Useful Resources for Survivors and Families

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Getting back to work after Stroke

This resource from the Stroke Association contains helpful information regarding questions you might be asking yourself after a stroke such as: ‘Will I be able to get back to work?’, ‘When can I go back?’, ‘What do I need to do?’ and ‘What if I can’t return to my current job?’. This page also includes valuable resources such as guides for your employer highlighting the ways they can support you to return to work and a guide for yourself about what your rights are, advice about what kinds of things you might experience during your return and adaptations you might want to make to support your return to work.
This resources also contains links to other helpful sites such as Remploy and the Shaw Trust.

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Work after Stroke

This resource created by Different Strokes may help you plan your return to work following your stroke. It includes advice around different considerations that may arise during the return to work process.

Useful resources for Employers

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A complete guide to stroke for employers - Download here

One in four strokes in the UK happen to people of working age, but with the right support and guidance many people successfully return to work after a stroke.

If you have an employee who is coming back to work after a stroke, then our guide for employers can help you prepare for their return. It will tell you about stroke, the changes it can cause and how they can affect someone in the workplace. It also tells you how best to support someone when they are ready to return to work.