Stroke is the third largest cause of death in England.
A stroke could happen to anyone at any time and is caused by either a block in a blood vessel that leads to the brain or by bleeding in or around the brain. Following a stroke some people recover completely, others need rehabilitation and further support, but others do not survive.
Organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria have worked together to create an easy to understand Stroke Information Guide to provide access to good quality, appropriate information for professionals, stroke patients, their families and carers and anyone affected by stroke.
The information within the guide aims to be useful to aid recovery and prevent an initial or further stroke.
The guide was created with the involvement of health and care professionals, local people, stroke survivors and their carers and relatives.