Living and feeling better can start with a simple step-connecting. Health Connections Mendip is provided by your Mendip GP practices to improve your health and wellbeing.
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.
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.