We will be assisting the stroke association by offering benefits to stroke victims and carers. The Stroke Association will now be able to directly refer their clients to us. Strokes can have a devastating impact on families normally but during a financial crisis when there are people relying on them to provide it can be crushing.
Our CEO Simon Lawson: said “Like so many life-changing events, a stroke can put immediate pressure on your financial situation.
“That’s why it’s vital, particularly during this cost-of-living crisis, that we work with organisations like the Stroke Association to make sure people who are facing such situations can get the support they need.”
This service will help them to check what benefits they are able to collect and how much. As well assisting them when making the claim. This is open to all stroke victims no matter when the stroke was.
Jacqui Cuthbert, the associate director of the stroke association had this to say about it. “More than a third of working age stroke survivors have to give up work after their stroke and a further one in six have to reduce their hours,” said Jacqui.
“You and your family may suddenly be faced with unexpected financial difficulties, especially if you’re no longer able to work. If you have a disability, you may need to pay more for things like transport and specialist equipment, and if you’re spending more time at home your heating costs could go through the roof.
“This new personal service provided through our partnership with Citizens Advice will help make sure you receive the benefits you are entitled to at this worrying time.”
If you are interested in this service check the Stroke Associations website.