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Strokes

The Stroke Family and Carer Support Service is for families and carers of people who have had a stroke.

 

 Local contacts

  •  helping you and your family adjust physically and mentally
  •  support at home
  •  useful information and advice about living with stroke
  •  referral to other agencies
  •  assistance to apply for benefits and grants.

 

Contact the relevant person in your area

Nottingham city, Rushcliffe, Gedling and Broxtowe
Christina Hughes and Lorna Rowe (stroke association)
Tel: 0115 8712467/8
Email: christina.hughes@stroke.org.uk, lorna.rowe@stroke.org.uk

Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood
Rosemary Henton (stroke association)
Tel: 01623 622515 ext 3690
Email: rosemary.henton@stroke.org.uk

Bassetlaw
Jayne Bullock (Bassetlaw Action Centre)
Tel: 01777 709650
Email: jbullock@Bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk 

 Information prescriptions

Offers a wide-range of information about stroke. Includes medical information and details of local and national support.

Website: http://stroke.nottsinfoscript.co.uk/
Email: nottsinfoscript@nottspct.nhs.uk
Tel: 01623 673516

 

 Strokeability

Strokeability is a 12 week gentle exercise programme specifically designed for people living with stroke. The course also includes guidance on relaxation techniques and advice and information about local support services.

Exercising after stroke can improve mobility, fitness and general quality of life. It also provides a good opportunity for you to make new friends, share experiences and have some fun.

In some areas we have on-going stroke exercise classes, where people meet once a week for an hour of gentle exercise.

If you are interested in knowing more, please complete and return the Strokeability Expression of Interest Form [WORD].

 

 National support organisations

For more information about strokes and support available contact:

The Stroke Association
Stroke helpline: 0303 3033 100
Web: www.stroke.org.uk

NHS Direct – Stroke advice
Telephone: 0845 4647
Web: www.nhs.uk/livewell/stroke

 

  

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