The Stroke Association is launching a new service this week to support stroke survivors and their families living across Southern Derbyshire and Erewash. We’re funding the pilot ‘Information, Advice and Support Service’ which will run for 12 months to provide support for people who have had a stroke.
Three Stroke Association Support Workers, linking in with healthcare professionals, will work with stroke survivors and their families and carers, to help provide essential information, emotional support and practical advice in the aftermath of a stroke.
Stroke survivors using the service will have access to My Stroke Guide, a new online platform, which gives stroke survivors and carers additional knowledge, skills and confidence. My Stroke Guide includes a goal-setting feature, support forums and information on services, which aim to provide understanding, motivation and confidence to help stroke survivors manage their condition. My Stroke Guide was designed by stroke survivors for stroke survivors, and can be accessed on smartphone, tablet, laptop and PCs: https://www.stroke.org.uk/professionals/commission-our-life-after-stroke-services/my-stroke-guide
The new support pilot team will also hold regular stroke prevention activities across the year, raising awareness of common stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure.
We’re currently working closely with stroke survivors and our providers to make improvements to specialist community stroke care for patients across our area. This pilot is an important part of our work to help people who have had a stroke to recover and lead active, full lives, confident that they’re supported and are doing everything they can to get back to health.
Information, Advice & Support Service
Phone: 0115 871 2460