About this service

Cambridgeshire 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.

Who is this service for?

This service is for stroke survivors (including TIAs/mini-strokes) of any age, and families and carers of people affected by stroke, 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:

For the remainder of Cambridgeshire, please contact Helen Long:

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.

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.

Service type
Information, advice and support


Cambridgeshire Stroke Recovery Service
Stroke Association
5 Hillside Road
Bury St. Edmunds
IP32 7EA
United Kingdom


Helen Long
07540 513225