About this service

Bucks Stroke Support is a county-wide service provided by the Stroke Association and Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust. We can provide 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.

Our service includes an ‘Expert Stroke Programme’, which can be accessed by stroke survivors and carers.

Types of service

0 - 6 months 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 is available 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.

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.

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?

Based in Aylebury, this service is for stroke survivors (including TIAs/mini-strokes) of any age, and families and carers of people affected by stroke, living in Buckinghamshire, including Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield. To access the services you must either live in Buckinghamshire or be registered with a Buckinghamshire GP surgery.

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

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Location

Stroke Association
Involve Community Services
The Court House, Broadway
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 1AE
United Kingdom

Contact

Bucks Stroke Support Service
0300 330 0761