Chandlers Ford Stroke Support Group

The Chandlers Ford Stroke Support Group is supported by the Rotary Club of Chandlers Ford and Itchen Valley and welcomes people affected by stroke from Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh and the surrounding areas.

The group provides information about stroke and local services, and also offers support for stroke survivors, their families and friends through a range of social and recreational activities. There's also communication support for people with aphasia and other communication disabilities caused by stroke, as well as offering physical exercises to help with rehabilitation and general wellness.

Meetings take place on the second and last Thursdays of every month from 2pm - 4pm. The first hour is dedicated to speech and language group therapy, run under the direction of professional therapists specialising in stroke rehabilitation, with areas of expertise including Aphasia/Dysphasia (speech difficulties - finding or understanding words) and cognitive-communication difficulties.   

After a break for tea/coffee, biscuits and social time, the group then enjoys a 30-40 minute health and wellbeing focus with activities ranging from gentle fitness to Tai Chi, Chair Yoga or meditation. We also organise social activities such as visits to local places of interest.

See the timetable below for dates until the end of 2020.

09 January / 30 January 
13 February / 27 February
12 March / 26 March 
09 April / 30 April
14 May / 28 May
11 June / 25 June
09 July / 30 July
13 August / 27 August
10 September / 24 September
08 October / 29 October
12 November / 26 November
10 December (Group Christmas Party)

If you or someone you know could benefit from the support of our group, then please get in touch as we'd love to hear from you. Come along to one of our group meetings where you can find out more. You'll receive a warm welcome and be able to meet with other stroke survivors and our team of friendly volunteers.

Recent activity

Our stroke group moves location

After over four years of hosting our group meetings and other Stroke Association activities, it's time to move on to new pastures and to say 'farewell' to the Velmore Centre.

Published 17/09/2018

Rising to the fearless fundraising challenge

Maddy Sansom from Chandlers Ford is no stranger to donating her time and energy to the causes she believes in.  A few years ago she cut off her beautiful long hair in aid of the Little Princess Charity, who provide real hair wigs for children with cancer., After le

Published 03/09/2018
22 July 2018

Know Your Blood Pressure event at the Eastleigh Mela

Volunteers from our Stroke Support Group joined forces with members of Eastleigh and Chandler's Ford Rotary Clubs at the Easleigh Mela for a Know Your Blood Pressure event. We tested 87 people. Of those, most required no further action.

12 July 2018

Group Summer outing

The Chandlers Ford Stroke Support Group summer outing took place this year at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey, with a great turnout of 30 stroke survivors, family members, carers and volunteers.  We are delighted to continue to see developing friendships within the g

28 January 2018

One Community Showcase in Eastleigh

Volunteers Pauline Marocco and Liam Stapleton carried out a very successful Know Your Blood Pressure event at the first One Community showcase event, which took place at The Point in Eastleigh.