About this service

Our service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support in the aftermath of a stroke. We begin working with a stroke survivor, their carers and their family immediately following a stroke, and will continue to provide the support people need, for as long as they need it – within their own homes and back into the community.

This service offers:

  • initial home/hospital visits to stroke patients
  • help for families and carers with the transition from hospital to home
  • emotional support, advice and information
  • ongoing contact and support for stroke survivors, families and carers
  • information and advice about help from health and social services, voluntary organisations as well as finance and benefits
  • signposting and links to local groups and other services.

Who is this service for?

This service is for people living in the areas and surrounding villages of Cambridgeshire, including Burwell, Cambridge, Chatteris, Ely, Great Shelford, March, Sawston and Wisbech.

For the Ely and Wisbech areas of Cambridgeshire please contact Vanessa John or vanessa.john@stroke.org.uk or 07515596698. For the remainder of Cambridgeshire please contact Helen Long on helen.long@stroke.org.uk or 07540513225.

Stroke support drop-in group

Every Thursday from 1pm to 5pm at The David Rayner Centre, Scotsdales Garden Centre, 120 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5JT.

There is a small fee of £3 which covers the cost of the venue; this includes tea, coffee, biscuits, relaxation and art group. There are also guest speakers who give talks. While at the centre you are able to purchase lunch from the Sunflower Café. There is a small library of books and CDs here and the venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a car park directly outside the building.

Stroke survivors can stay all day or drop in at any time while the group is running.



Stroke Association
Hillside Business Park
5 Hillside Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 7EA
United Kingdom


Helen Long