About this service

Suffolk Communication Support Service works with stroke survivors who are living with communication difficulties. Our service can bring you opportunities to develop communication strategies, help rebuild confidence and independence, and get you back to life after stroke.

This service offers:

  • a communication support needs assessment
  • support in a group setting, or on a one-to-one basis at home, from our service coordinator and trained volunteers
  • the opportunity to practise communication, and gain confidence in dealing with everyday situations
  • information, advice and emotional support
  • signposting to other organisations that could help.

Who is the service for?

This service is for those who are affected by communication difficulties following a stroke. This includes stroke survivors (including TIAs/mini-strokes) of any age, and people with disabilities caused by stroke, living in Suffolk, including Ipswich, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Stowmarket, Newmarket, Eye, Haverhill and Sudbury.

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.

Communication Support Service groups

Mondays: 10.30am to 12.30pm at St John House, 30 Samuel Court, Ipswich, IP4 4 2EL.

Wednesdays: 10.15am to 11.45pm at Brackenbury Sports Centre, High Road East, Felixstowe IP11 9JF.

Thursdays (second and fourth Thursday of each month): 1.30pm to 3pm at Hartismere Hospital, Castleton Way, Eye, IP23 7BH.

Service type
Communication support

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Location

Suffolk Communication Support Service
Stroke Association
5 Hillside Road
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7EA
United Kingdom

Contact

Elaine Monsen
01284 848611