It’s Stroke Awareness Month!

“Make May Purple” is an awareness campaign led by the UK’s leading charity, Stroke Association, to raise funds and awareness for those affected by the devastation that can come when a Stroke hits.

There are more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year – that’s one stroke every five minutes* so the chances of you being affected by this condition are high. 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 stroke1 . 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 stroke2 – 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.

Sources:

1*. State of the Nation: stroke statistics, February 2018 https://www.stroke.org.uk/system/files/sotn_2018.pdf

2*. FAST information pack, January 2018 https://www.stroke.org.uk/system/files/fast_information_pack.pdf

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