South West Essex Stroke Recovery Service provides practical advice, emotional support and high-quality information following a stroke. Whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or family member, we will work with you to identify and address your physical needs through a personalised plan, and support you to rebuild your life after stroke.

This service offers:

Coordinated support throughout your stroke journey;Home visits and/or regular telephone calls;Leaflets, factsheets and information about Life After Stroke Grants and benefits;Help with returning to work, if required;Assistance with accessing local leisure, social activities and self-management tools;Support for carers;Signposting to other organisations that could help.

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 West Essex.For more information, please contact:Michelle Turner: or 01702 543 602 or 07940 107 844.Laura Whitehead: or 07540 513 416.We also have a range of 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 CafeWednesday (weekly) 1.30pm to 3pm at The George Hurd Day Centre. Audley Way, Basildon, Essex, SS14 2FL.

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: 
Stroke Recovery Service


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


Michelle 107844