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Financial aid on offer for stroke survivors

As many of your readers will know, stroke is devastating, changing people's lives in the blink of an eye. The condition is a leading cause of disability and many stroke survivors and their families' financial situations are severely affected as a result.

At the Stroke Association, we support people to make the best possible recovery following a stroke. Our means-tested Life After Stroke grants help stroke survivors and their families who are sometimes facing the most challenging time of their lives.

Life After Stroke grants provide a one-off payment of up to £300 to fund vital home or personal equipment, or by funding support to become active after stroke. Last year, over 1,100 people across the UK used a Life After Stroke grant to help rebuild their lives and we want to support as many stroke survivors as we can.

To find out more about applying for a grant, call our stroke helpline on 0303 3033 100, visit stroke.org.uk/grants, or email us at grants.external@stroke.org.uk

BARRY MACAULAY

Northern Ireland director, Stroke Association

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