Local and online stroke support groups

Stroke support groups are a safe and supportive space to try things again, to learn more about stroke and self-care and to build your confidence as you rebuild your life after stroke. Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic groups are meeting in different ways. Some are meeting face to face, others are providing support online and over the phone. You can still get support and meet other people affected by stroke. Search to see what’s available in your local area and online.

Support services

Our services are commissioned locally, and provide a variety of support options. Click on the ‘Support services’ tab below and type in your postcode.

Aberdeen Community Health Care Village
Contact name:
David Jones

The group currently meets monthly face to face and on Zoom. Please get in touch as meeting dates, times and venue are not always the same.

St Pauls Church
Contact name:
Fred Higton

The Art 4 Stroke Folk Group (Nottingham) is an informal art project that uses a variety of media. This is held online over Zoom and face to face meetings and can be attended by either.

240 City Road

Lively and vibrant monthly group which at the moment meets on Zoom with a focus on our Black, Asian and ethnic minority stroke community. All stroke survivors, carers, family members and supporters welcome! Each session we focus on different discussion topics.

Bath Bowling Club
Contact name:
Liz Jeggo

The Choir is an opportunity to meet other people who have been affected by stroke and build confidence. They encourage, empower and support through music and song.

The Pelham
Contact name:
Carol Boydell

Bexhill sing out for stroke welcomes everyone who would like to communicate through voice.

The Pool Innovation Centre
Contact name:
Stuart Thompson

The network is run by survivors and other interested parties who oversee and advise on the development of an inclusive stroke community network across Cornwall.

The Auld Kirk Hall
Contact name:
Eric Sinclair

This Stroke Association Voluntary Group's primary focus is exercise, led by a chartered physiotherapist.

St Marys Church Hall
Contact name:
Steve Adams

We are a social group that offers support to anyone who has survived stroke or is caring for someone who has.

Dyscover
Contact name:
Rosemary Townsend

Dyscover is a charity providing long-term support and opportunities to people with aphasia and their families. Sessions are led by professional speech and language therapists and are designed to help people adjust to living with aphasia.

Online as venue is not available at present.
Contact name:
Maureen Hunter

We are a small self help support group for people with aphasia and communication difficulties. Our members have an opportunity to engage with conversation through a variety of methods.

Anderson House
Contact name:
Patrick Hutton

We are a friendly group meeting in a relaxed atmosphere in Hitchin and surrounding areas. The group enables those affected by Stroke to get together with others in a similar situation.

Our Lady of Lourdes & St Peter Chanel Catholic Church
Contact name:
Derek Jennings

We are a small, friendly group open to stroke survivors in East Yorkshire. We're always happy for new people to join us!

Castle Street Centre Association
Contact name:
Janet Rockliffe

Kendal Speakability group is a volunteer led group for people of all ages across the South Lakes area. Our focus is on communication support and helping to build confidence. We meet face to face at The Castle Street Centre and on the fourth Tuesday of each month we meet on Zoom.

Sportsable
Contact name:
Neil Symons

We meet fortnightly to provide social and recreational activities for our members as well as online over Zoom. We are always able to welcome new members who are stroke survivors, along with a family member or carer if they wish.

St Joseph's Church Hall
Contact name:
Judy King

This fun and welcoming group helps people with aphasia to build confidence, develop new skills, make new friends and practice speaking.

Dunelm Mill
Contact name:
Joyce Booth

Do you enjoy singing? Do you want to meet new people? Come and join our warm friendly group to join in an activity which helps improve both physical and mental well-being.

North Oxford Association
Contact name:
Bloo Anderson

The group helps people with aphasia to build confidence, make new friends and practice speaking. We are currently running a mixture of face to face and zoom groups that includes activities, speakers and occasional outings.

Ely Commuity Centre
Contact name:
Deborah Newman

We are a small but vital charity delivering face to face and online exercise sessions for stroke survivors and people living with long-tern neurological health conditions. Each session consists of group exercises, specialist individual exercises and a social time.

Renfrewshire Carers Centre
Contact name:
Maureen Hunter

Our group provides the opportunity to meet other stroke survivors and carers and share their experiences of stroke. We enjoy a good laugh and have discussions on a wide variety of topics.

North Star
Contact name:
Joanie Scott

The group provides information and peer support to working age stroke survivors and their families over Zoom.

Contact name:
Colin Lyall

We are a small group of ladies with aphasia who meet every Tuesday at 11am for a chat.

Contact name:
Colin Lyall

We are a group of 20-25 people who meet over zoom to chat and support one another with aphasia.

Cleadon Park Library and NHS PCT Centre
Contact name:
Sara Cronin

The South Tyneside Life After Stroke Group is a voluntary led group with support from the Stroke Association for social activities, events, including speakers, and peer support.