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Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Health Connections Mendip Directory.
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Somerset Partnership NHS Trust now offer a ‘Life after stroke’ group to patients in the Mendip Area. The group is a 10 week programme that offers: An initial assessment of an individual’s needs. A weekly group-based exercise programme. Advice and opportunity for peer patient and carer support in the form of weekly discussion topics on a variety of subjects. These range from advice on prevention of a further stroke to how to get the most out of life after a stroke. Information on services available from other organisations.Referral for appropriate Mendip patients is usually automatic if a patient has suffered a new stroke and goes through the Somerset Partnership Stroke Pathway. However, previous patients whom may benefit and have not had this opportunity in the past can be referred via a letter from their GP / other Health Professional. Referrals should be sent to the following address: Life After Stroke Group, Shepton Mallet Community Hospital, Buckers Way, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4PG.
If you or someone you care about has had a stroke, our Somerset based service can provide practical advice, essential information and emotional support. The service is free to people of any age recovering from stroke, their carers and family members. Either you or your carer, health or social care workers or GP can refer you to the service. We visit people wherever they may be such as their own home, hospitals or care homes.
If you would like support for someone who has been affected by a stroke, you can contact the Somerset Stroke Association, which runs an online Skype chat group for stroke survivors with communication issues 3 times a week. For more information please contact Simon Laken, the Support Coordinator on the numbers below.
*Covid pandemic update-This Health Connections group is currently suspended*
This peer led support group is for people who have been affected by a stroke and their family/carers. We meet the Last Thursday of every month 10.30-12 noon at Frome Medical Practice. For more information see contact details below.
*Covid pandemic update- Currently suspended until the Autumn*
Frome Stroke support Group provides support to stroke survivors who are suffering with communication difficulties following their stroke in a fun, safe and sociable environment.
We meet every Wednesday during term time 1.30pm -3.30pm at Trinity Hall, Trinity Square, Frome BA11 3DE
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Bath Stroke Support Group is affiliated to the Stroke Association. The Bath Stroke Support Group supports stroke survivors and their families across Bath and Paulton and the surrounding areas by providing weekly social activities that enable them to meet other stroke survivors and develop friendships and support.
Meetings are taking place every Thursday at: The Turner Room, Paulton Hospital, Paulton, BS39 7SB from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Life after stroke grants provide a one off payment of up to £300 to fund vital home or personal equipment or by funding support to become active in your local community. If you are a friend or carer of a stroke survivor who would benefit from this support please visit our website or ring us to find out more information.