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 & 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 & 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 2019. 

10 January / 31 January 
14 February / 28 February
14 March / 28 March (Special Music Therapy session)
11 April / 25 April
09 May / 30 May
13 June / 27 June
11 July / 25 July
08 August / 29 August
12 September / 26 September
10 October / 31 October
14 November / 28 November

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.