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Getting Back to Work

Getting back to work following a stroke will be a different experience for each individual.  It is important that you speak to your practice nurse or doctor if you have any worries or don't feel quite well enough to return to work. 

The government's Employment Service can provide special help with returning to work (including adaptations to your workplace) or with finding suitable employment or training. 

Contact the Disability Employment Advisor (DEA) who works from the local job centre (a telephone number will be in your local phone book under employment service).  The DEA will help you to decide what to do. 

Also see our Slide Show, "Work after Stroke" for return-to-work Support Services