Second Chance was formed in 2010 out of a group of Stoke Survivors on their discharge from hospital. It started as an information forum for those who have survived a stroke and quickly became a regular meeting point for survivors providing physiotherapy, social inclusion/activities and cognitive exercise. Membership is open to any person who has survived a Stroke, and is made up of a wide variety of people with differing social, physical and mental needs. We have members who are wheelchair bound who need assistance in transferring, limb weakness (walking and handling issues) speech issues (aphasia) and vascular dementia.
The group is a Stroke Association Support Group which means it exists under the policies and procedures of the Stroke Association but is entirely self-financing. The club meets every Tuesday at Great Barton Village Hall, nr. Bury St Edmunds and consists of a small committee of volunteers including a Chair/Organiser, Secretary, Treasurer and members representative, as well as several ad-hoc and regular volunteers who give up their time free to work with members. Members pay a small subscription of £5.00 per meeting attended to pay for the various activities, speakers, venue hire, physiotherapist, transport and in non-Covid times, outings.
Members come from a wide area East and West of Bury St Edmunds. Where possible we arrange transport for the less able, but this is restricted by cost and funds availability.. ask for details Here is our website and Facebook page for more
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You can get in touch with this group for up-to-date information about activities using the web form. Your contact details will go straight to the group leader so they can get in touch. We promise to keep your details safe and will never sell them. See our privacy policy for more information.

This group is run by the Stroke Association.

If you or someone you know has been affected by stroke and requires further information and support, please contact our Helpline by email at or by phone on 0303 3033 100, or visit our Stroke Helpline page.

We’re a member of the World Stroke Organization and the Stroke Alliance for Europe. Visit their websites to find out what is available in countries outside the United Kingdom. The websites have a members list and support and resources available.

You can also get in touch with the group leader Peter Marsh by calling 07884 125757.

This group is currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for this group then please get in contact with the group leader to learn more.

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Peter Marsh
07884 125757

Location of group

Great Barton Church Hall
23 Elms Close
Bury St. Edmunds
IP31 2NR

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