The Stroke Association

Life after Stroke grants help stroke survivors in their recovery or to become more physically or socially active or engaged. Our grants are awarded to stroke survivors for their own or joint benefit with their families and carers, not for the benefit of a family member alone.

Our grants are for a maximum of £300 and are for household and/or personal items, respite care and disability aids. For items costing more than this amount we can jointly fund with another person/organisation.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

All grants are able to benefit all permanent residents and people who have the right to work in the UK, British Isles and the Channel Islands.

Eligibility is for stroke survivors with less than £6,000.00 in savings and less than £75 disposable weekly income (this means the amount that is left over when weekly expenditure has been taken away from weekly income).

We can't fund:

  • Private medical treatment (including NHS prescription charges, physiotherapy, dental or optician costs, or to fund rehabilitation) 
  • Spectacles/ glasses and dentures
  • Any disability aid which should be funded by the NHS
  • Nursing home fees other than respite
  • Labour costs including any item removal, structural alterations, plumbing, electrical work, gas fire fitting (we can contribute towards the installation of white goods or cooker safe zones by qualified installers) 
  • Travel outside the British Isles 
  • Food vouchers or any vouchers 
  • Energy bills for gas, fuel for oil boilers, electricity credit etc. 
  • Clothing – unless specially adapted or associated with developing new activities or exercise. 
  • Second hand items – unless it has a warranty and is from a reputable supplier.
  • Ongoing commitments – such as deposits or monthly payments. 
  • Items that have already been purchased – grants cannot be made in retrospect.
  • Debt or anything in arrears.

     

How to apply?

A health or social care professional should apply on the individual's behalf by contacting the Grants officer:

Email: grants.external@stroke.org.uk

Phone: 0161 696 3642

Other information

We provide a range of services, such as a stroke recovery service, emotional, communication and exercise support services and post-stroke reviews. Our services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are funded by the NHS or social services (so free to you) and therefore may differ depending on where you live.

Please note that in Scotland, our approach is different. There, we work in partnership with other organisations to develop services that meet the needs of local communities.

Find out what support is available by phoning our Stroke Helpline on 0303 303 3100 or emailing info@stroke.org.uk or via our website: www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/our-life-after-stroke-services

Contact details

Stroke Association House
240 City Road
London
EC1V 2PR
Telephone: 020 7566 0300
Email: grants.external@stroke.org.uk
Web: http://www.stroke.org.uk

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