Stroke Support Services in Sussex

Stroke Support Services in Sussex

Strokes impact on people and their lives in very different ways and to different levels. Across Sussex, there is a range of fantastic organisations in place to ensure that your elderly relative can receive the right care and support that they need after a stroke to return to their normal lives.

Stroke Support Groups in Sussex

Age Space has put together the following guide to take you through some of the brilliant groups and services run by the NHS, charities and groups in Sussex so that you can find the support that your relative needs.

Sussex Stroke Support Services

Community Stroke Rehabilitation (CSR)

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust  provides a Community Stroke Rehabilitation service for patients in their own homes, residential homes and nursing homes. Their multi-disciplinary team is made up of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and rehabilitation support workers who will work together to give tailored support to patients depending on what long-term effects their stroke has left.

After receiving a new patient referral, CSR staff will contact them via the phone to arrange an initial assessment and follow up visits. Staff can then support patients with tailor-made goals that have been agreed upon to work towards their rehabilitation. The team will support patients with self-management and additional signposting to other services as required.

There two different CSR bases that you can get in touch with using the details provided below to refer a patient or find out more information.

  • CSR Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford Base Contact: 0300 131 4580
  • CSR Hastings and Rother Base Contact: Contact number: 0300 131 4415
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Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and language therapists are healthcare professionals who work to support people who have had their communication or swallowing abilities hindered by providing them with therapy, education and advice. These services can be necessary for people following a stroke to aid in their recovery.

This service operates on an open referral system, meaning they accept referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals as well as directly from members of the public. Referrals can be made by email or telephone. You can find contact details for each area below:

Brighton & Hove area
Bognor & Chichester areas
Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex areas
High Weald Lewes and Havens areas

Additionally, you can visit their website for further details on the Speech & Language Therapy service.

Stroke Association

Stroke Association is a national charity that offers support to people who have suffered from a stroke, as well as their families and carers. They run a Stroke Recovery Service in various parts of Sussex, as well as a few other opportunities for support that you will be able to find by searching for your postcode.

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Stroke Recovery Service

The Stroke Association’s Stroke Recovery Service can work with your relative to help them identify their personal support needs and priorities. A coordinator will be in contact to organise a phone call or home visit to find out how they’re managing with daily activities, and any additional support that they may require. This service can offer opportunities to rebuild confidence and independence, as well as helping people to rebuild their lives after stroke. The service offers:

  • Coordinated support throughout the stroke journey
  • Home visits and/or regular telephone calls
  • Emotional support
  • Tailored information
  • Assistance with accessing community-based support
  • Support for carers and family members
  • Signposting to other relevant organisations

You van find out full information about this service, as well as finding the appropriate contact details by visiting the website page for the various Stroke Recovery Service locations across Sussex:

Stroke Support Groups in Sussex

Stroke Support Groups in Sussex can be great for getting advice that often can’t be found from other services. These groups can give people the chance to meet people going through similar things that may be at a different point in their recovery journey. These opportunities can also help your relative to feel less alone after a stroke.

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Bexhill Stroke Support Group

Bexhill Stroke Support Group is a support group for stroke survivors, families and carers.
Stroke survivors and carers who attend the group will have the chance to make new friendships and experience the support of others over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. They will also get to enjoy various activities and a wide range of interesting speakers.
  • Address: The Pelham, Holliers Hill, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2DD
  • Telephone: 07748 851430
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The Phoenix Stroke Club

The Phoenix Stroke Club supports stroke survivors by providing a range of stimulating activities that aim to restore confidence and improve communication and mobility. They meet four times a week in a safe environment, where stroke survivors can receive both physical and mental exercise while getting support from others in a similar situation.

  • Address: The Phoenix Stroke Club, c/o Forest Community School, Comptons Lane, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5NW
  • Telephone: 01403 268130
  • Email: [email protected]
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Headway Sussex Support Groups

Headway Sussex’s specialist, monthly Support Groups are for anyone affected by an acquired brain injury, including their family, friends and unpaid carers. You will have the opportunity to meet people living with similar challenges and join in the discussion about life after a brain injury.

They run groups in Brighton, Bognor Regis, Crawley, Eastbourne and Worthing, as well as online. You can find full details about these groups by getting in touch or visiting their website.