About this service
Bucks Stroke Support is a county-wide service provided by the Stroke Association and Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust.
The service provides comprehensive support from hospital discharge for as long as is required in the community and includes an ‘Expert Stroke Programme’ which can be accessed by stroke survivors and carers.
If you or someone you care about has had a stroke, our service can provide practical advice, essential information and emotional support.
We’ll work closely with you and the person who cares for you to make sure your needs are met and help you to make the best possible recovery.
Types of service
- 0 - 6 months service – Community stroke support and 6 month review service. A review is offered to every stroke survivor across Buckinghamshire at 6 months after the date of their stroke to establish any ongoing support needs and make sure that the necessary support is in place.
- 6 months plus service – Community stroke support for people who have ongoing needs after 6 months.
- Expert Stroke Programme – A six week course of education and peer support sessions for stroke survivors and carers to learn more about stroke, and how to manage to live well with stroke.
What the service offers
- hospital and home visits and information and advice
- a review at six months post-stroke
- support may be offered by trained volunteers
- access to friendship and support networks
- advice on returning to work and driving
- support for family members and carers
- advice on local leisure and social activities including accessing service.
The Expert Stroke Programme also offers:
- topics identified by the participants
- small-group learning
- relaxed, interactive sessions
- a chance to get information from experts
- meet others, share ideas and experiences.
Who is this service for?
This is a county-wide service based in Aylebury and covering the whole of Buckinghamshire, including Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield. To access the services you must either live in Buckinghamshire or be registered with a Buckinghamshire GP surgery.