A stroke doesn’t just change the life of one individual, it can fundamentally alter the lives of their entire circle of family and friends too.
By its very nature, a stroke can come out of the blue and, because it can hit people of all ages, it can have a massive impact upon others who will need to make major adjustments to losing part of the person they knew.
In particular, one or more members of a family can find themselves taking on the role of carer – often while they are still holding down a job, raising a family or looking after another relative. If the principal carer themself is elderly, or has health or mobility issues, it can prove particularly problematic.
At Bristol After Stroke we recognise all these issues, and ensure that our services are geared to providing as much support as possible to you as a carer.
- Our initial assessment will incorporate your situation and needs
- We invite carers to some of the groups and activities we run, introducing you to others in a similar situation
- And we can signpost you towards other available support and advice. Click here for links to other organisations