Services

Services

Our services are tailored to the needs of stroke survivors and carers of stroke survivors. We operate Social Stroke Support networks to promote social integration, befriending, peer-led conversations, and to prevent social exclussion. Our Social Stroke Support Groups operate on the following days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 09.30 am - 4 pm. Our quarterly carers support network operates on the Last Mondays in the months of January, April, July, October from 12 noon - 2 pm

Advocacy

We lobby and influence decision makers for better stroke care in partnership with stroke survivors and carers. In May 2011, we celebrated the implementation of the Enfield Stroke Strategy, and the, Enfield Stroke Pathway.

Stroke Prevention

We provide nurse-led clinics for secondary stroke prevention. Following risk assessment, we offer health checks for stroke risk factors and promote self management of diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipideamia. Healthy lifestyle is encouraged by promoting healthy dietary options, smoking cessation and weight management.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Holistic assessment is undertaken to enable individualised goal planning. Goals may include provision of interventions to promote function and ability for independent living through physical activity, physiotherapy, communication support, massage and reflexology.

BeACTIVE support group

We promote social integration following a stroke, by offering social and vocational support to enable the stroke survivor regain confidence, and, to become a contributory member of the community in which they live. This may include learning skills for volunteering, returning to work, shopping, visiting the doctor, confidence to use public transport, go to the Gym at the leisure centre, go to the bank again, make new friends, go for trips, outings, holidays and, engage in peer-led conversations.

Befriending scheme

We provide and promote four types of befriending services to stroke survivors and carers: [1] FRIENDS CIRCLE - Friends meet once or twice a week in the stroke club to socialise with one another, have peer-led conversation, and engage in enjoyable activities such as exercise, games and listen to guest speakers. [2] TELEPHONE BEFRIENDING - A group of up to eight friends connect at the same time on the telephone to have conversation, discussions and plan outings at the comfort of their own home. [3] HOME AND HOSPITAL VISITS - friends visit each other at home or in hospital when another friend is hospitalised. Support is provided for transport to encourage friends keeping in contact with each other. [4] SOCIAL NETWORKING - stroke survivors and carers connect remotely through internet social networking media such as facebook, twitter, skype.

talkBACK communication support group

Stroke survivors needing communication support meet on Wednesdays from 10.30 am - 3 pm. Aphaxia support workers and a speech and language therapist are at hand to support them to develop language and other communication skills.