About this service

Bedford Stroke Recovery Service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke. Whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or family member, we will begin working with you after a stroke. We will continue to provide the support you need, both at home and in the wider community.

This service offers:

- Coordinated support throughout your stroke journey.

- Home visits.

- Leaflets, factsheets and information about Life after Stroke Grants and benefits.

- Help with returning to work.

- Assistance with accessing local leisure and social activities.

- Support for carers, and links to other organisations and networks.

Stroke Prevention

Additionally, if you've already had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke), or if you've been told that you may be at high risk of stroke, we're here to help. Our coordinators will help you reduce your risk of stroke by working intensively with you to plan realistic lifestyle changes. This could include giving up smokingexercising more frequently, or eating less salt.

This service offers:

- One-to-one sessions to identify and explain your stroke risk factors.

- Support for you in making positive lifestyle changes which can help reduce your risk of stroke.

- Regular exercise and lifestyle groups, and support from trained volunteers.

- The opportunity to regain confidence.

- Signposting to other organisations that could help.

Who is this service for?

This service is for stroke survivors (including TIAs/mini-strokes), families and carers of people affected by stroke, and those at risk of stroke, living in Bedford.

For more information, please contact:

Lydia Field-Roberts on lydia.field-roberts@stroke.org.uk or 07717275847

If you are unable to find a suitable service or group in your area, contact our Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100, or email helpline@stroke.org.uk, and we may be able to put you in touch with alternative support.

Service type
Stroke Recovery Service

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Location

Stroke Association
Community Voluntary Service Bedfordshire (CVS)
43 Bromham Road
Bedford
MK40 2AA
United Kingdom

Contact

Lydia Field-Roberts
07717275847