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