South of Tyne and Wear Community Integration Service has a variety of groups to help people reconnect with their local community, and gain peer support and encouragement to access the resources on hand. There are several groups attached to our service, including a singing group, art group, creative expressions, and a bowls group.

This service offers:

A safe, comfortable place to meet;Peer support;Advice and information;Friendship networks;The opportunity to practise communication and gain confidence;Assistance with accessing local leisure and social activities;Signposting to other organisations that could help;Support for carers.

Who is this service for?

This service is for stroke survivors (including TIAs/mini-strokes), and families and carers of people affected by stroke, living in South of Tyne, including Gateshead and Sunderland.For more information, please contact:Stephen Simpson: or 0191 497 8320.Sara Cronin: or 0191 478 9988.Pippa Raw: or 0191 492 6193

If you are unable to find a suitable service in your area, contact our Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100, or email, and we may be able to put you in touch with alternative support.

You can also search for clubs and groups in your area.

Service type: 
Community Integration Service


Stroke Association
Digital House
Fifth Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate
Tyne & Wear
NE11 0NB


Pippa 879988