About this service

South West Essex 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.
  • Ongoing support for families and carers, and links to other organisations and networks.

Who is the 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 South West Essex.

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Turner

Laura Whitehead

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.

Support Groups

Working Age Support Groups - for stroke survivors under the age of 65.

  • Monday (fortnightly) 10am to 11.30am at Towngate Theatre Cafe, St Martins Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL.
  • Friday (fortnightly) 10.30am to 12pm at Woodys Cafe, Thurrock Garden Centre, South Road, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 6DU.

Aphasia Cafe

  • Wednesday (weekly) 1.30pm to 3pm at The George Hurd Day Centre. Audley Way, Basildon, Essex, SS14 2FL.
Service type
Stroke Recovery Service


Stroke Association
29 Hollingworth Court, Turkey Mill
Ashford Road
ME14 5PP
United Kingdom


Michelle Turner
01702 543 602 | 07940 107 844