Changing the lives of stroke survivors in Bucks

  |  Published: Jul 22nd 2013

One in six of us will have a stroke. Although more of us are surviving than ever before, stroke is still the largest cause of adult disability. With support from Buckinghamshire County Council, the Stroke Association is working in Bucks to ensure that stroke survivors and their carers are given the support they need to rebuild their lives after stroke. This new service is called ‘Bucks Stroke Support.’ 

One of the Bucks Stroke Support Coordinators, explained: “A stroke can be very sudden and can turn your life upside down. Among the support we provide is an Expert Stroke Programme which is a free, eight week course for anyone who has been affected by stroke. We’re there to help people understand what has happened and find ways to manage the impact stroke has on people’s lives."

The Expert Stroke Programme is a series of free educational talks for stroke survivors, family members or volunteers working with stroke groups. Specific sessions are also held for carers and family members.

Other services include home visits, help for stroke survivors to return to work, and support in a group with trained volunteers.

To register interest in the talks or to request support at home from one of our coordinators please contact us on 0300 3300761 or email us at bucksstrokesupport@stroke.org.uk

You can also contact the Stroke Helpline on 0303 303 3100 or go to www.stroke.org.uk for more information and support on stroke. 

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