Clubs and groups
Our stroke clubs and groups offer peer support to stroke survivors, carers, family and friends. As the government advice to stay at home has been extended, we are pausing our Stroke Association voluntary groups until further notice. We have shared this guidance with affiliated independent stroke clubs. Please get in touch with us to find out what support is still available in your local area.
Our services are commissioned locally, and provide a variety of support options. Click on the ‘Support services’ tab below and type in your postcode.
Long term peer and social support is a vital lifeline for everyone affected by stroke. As a Stroke Association voluntary group, we play a significant role in providing such support and we aim to provide the necessary assistance so that, together, we can conquer stroke.We want to make a difference to the long-term wellbeing of people affected by stroke.
Speakability Self-Help Groups are run by and for people with Aphasia - language-loss following stroke, head injury or other neurological condition. At our meetings we support each other, share experiences, make new friends, rebuild self-confidence and develop new skills. We do not provide therapy.
The Aberystwyth & District Stroke Club has an average of 70 members, including stroke patients, their carers and former carers.
ASNE provide free lifelong support to those affected by stroke (survivors, carers and family) in the North East of England. We aim to promote mental wellbeing and recovery through group activities and physical exercise. Operating at the East End Pool/Gym in Byker, Newcastle we provide pool based exercise on Tuesday mornings and a drop-in session on Friday evenings providing chair based exercise and use of fully equipped gym under the supervision of a fitness instructor, physiotherapy, complimentary therapy and medical observations. We also provide tea and coffee making facilities at the drop-in session with time set aside for informal discussion.
Amber Valley Stroke Group is a small, happy group of stroke survivors who get together once a fortnight to socialise and enjoy activities such as games, visits from speakers and entertainers, tea, biscuits and two or more outings a year.
Amersham Stroke Support Group welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in Amersham and the surrounding area.
The Amesbury (CHSA) Stroke Club welcomes new members and offers a range of activities including speakers, outings, meals, games and quizzes.
We offer support, friendship and understanding to all who have Aphasia (word-finding difficulties) following Stroke/TIA. Carers are very welcome too. Our aim is to acquire self-confidence in day-to-day living, find new ways to communicate if necessary and regain independence by participating in visits to local venues (dependant on weather conditions).
The Art 4 Stroke Folk Group Friday (Nottingham) is a Stroke Association voluntary group that meets once a month to undertake art projects. These include paintings (acrylics, watercolours, poster), sketching (pencil and pen), T-shirt design and printing as well as more specific projects such as perspective studies and card design.
The Art 4 Stroke Folk Group Wednesday (Nottingham) is an informal art projects using a variety of media.
People affected by stroke and their carers are welcome from Ashington and surrounding areas. Speakers and activities are included along with social peer support.
The group is available to all stroke survivors and their carers, and provides a safe and therapeutic environment that aims to facilitate stroke recovery.
B.A.S.H - Support for Talk is a friendly and welcoming group providing a support network for members and carers.
Our Stroke Association Voluntary Groups offer stroke survivors and carers opportunities to meet and be involved in activities managed by the group. The culture and activities of the group are led by its members. All stroke survivors and their carers are welcome and take advantage of the continuous support available for as long as they wish to continue attending.
Bangor Ards and North Down Support Group provides long-term support, activities and peer support to help stroke survivors make the best possible recovery. It offers stroke survivors and carers opportunities to meet and take part in activities managed by the group.
The Barnet African Caribbean Association is a specialist activity and lunch group helping to meet the needs of people from African and Caribbean cultures within Barnet.
Basingstoke Area Stroke Support Group welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in the Basingstoke area to help rebuild confidence and create opportunities to develop communication skills.
The Bath and Keynsham Stroke Peer Support Group is a Stroke Association Voluntary Group. It is a place where stroke survivors and their carers can meet other people in a similar situation, to socialise and discuss their experiences in an open, friendly manner. It is a very supportive group, where people can go and feel understood.