Someone suffers a stroke every 5 minutes - what happens afterwards?

Updated: Jan 2, 2019

There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes.

Even though you are now twice as likely to survive a stroke compared to 20 years ago, stroke is still the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK. Not only is a stroke a traumatising occurrence as it happens but the aftereffects can last even longer. Almost two thirds of stroke survivors leave hospital with a disability*.

So not only does a stroke incur significant recovery time but it can also require potential rehabilitation too. Time spent recovering could mean time away from work therefore having a safety net in place is essential.

It’s been researched that people of working age are two to three times more likely to be unemployed eight years after their stroke* . Without your regular income how do you plan on paying your bills? Protecting your salary is vital.

Every 13 minutes someone in the UK loses their life to a stroke** – if this was you how would those left behind be affected, beyond the emotional aspect? The threat of losing their home as well as dealing with the grief of losing a loved one can cause undue stress at the worst possible time.

Don’t leave it to chance, talk to us today about how we can help you protect your income, family and lifestyle.


* State of the Nation: stroke statistics, February 2018

** FAST information pack, January 2018