Support after Stroke

Support after Stroke

read our advice on support after strokeThere is a lot of available support after stroke, in the UK, through agencies and charities. Here you will find a selection of some of the more well-known. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please feel free to ask our friendly team for some help in getting you to the right place for support.

This page is divided into 4 sections:

  1. Support after Stroke.

  2. Support if you have suffered bereavement

  3. Where to go for financial advice and support

 

  1. SUPPORT AFTER STROKE

  • Stroke Association

Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke. You can contact the Stroke Association whether you’re a stroke survivor, a member of your family or a friend has had a stroke, you work with people affected by stroke, or you want to know how to prevent a stroke.

Helpline now on 0303 3033 100

or email info@stroke.org.uk

The Helpline is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. We are open on Thursday between 9.00am and 3.30pm.

 

  • Local stroke support groups

Use the link below and enter your postcode. You can find support for carers, long term support, communication, general information and support, stroke clubs and more. You can search by category of support you are looking fior and also by postcode on the link below:

https://www.stroke.org.uk/clubs%20

 

  1. FOR BEREAVEMENT:

  • Cruse Bereavement Care

Telephone number 0208 939 9530.

Website: http://www.cruse.org.uk/

National bereavement organisation offers comprehensive service of counselling by trained and selected people, advice on practical matters and opportunities for social contact.  Monthly magazine and other literature.  Many branches offer social contact and practical advice.  Also training for those who work with the bereaved.

  • British Association for Counselling

Telephone number 0870 443 5252.

Website:/ www.bacp.co.uk

Dedicated to the promotion of counselling and maintenance of standards and training and practice, providing information on training and lists of local counsellors on receipt of a S.A.E.

  • Compassionate Friends

Helpline number 08451 232 304

Website: http://www.tcf.org.uk/

National organisation offering friendship and support to grieving parents and families who have lost a child of any age through illness, accident, murder or suicide.  Support in the form of befriending rather than counselling is offered by bereaved parents and/or siblings.  They offer a postal library, newsletter, personal contacts, support groups and a range of specific leaflets.

  • The Samaritans

HELPLINE:

They are there round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  This number is FREE to call. You don’t have to be suicidal to call them

OR EMAIL: jo@samaritans.org

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

 

  1. FOR FINANCIAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT:

  • The Money Advice Service

For advice on benefits entitlement and financial matters, we recommend you seek further information via your local authority website for local support services or at The Money Advice Service:

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/where-to-get-help-and-advice-about-benefits

  • Age UK benefits advice for older people

Age UK is for those over State Pension age and living in the area covered by the local branch. Some local branches of Age UK offer a free, confidential benefits advice service. Practical assistance to make sure you’re getting all the benefits to which you are entitled. They can provide advice by telephone, face-to-face and home visits and help with completing forms.

Telephone the Age UK Helpline: 0800 169 6565 (8am-7pm, 365 days a year)

Website:  Age UK website

  • Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline

Gingerbread provides advice and practical support for single parents, including advice on benefits and tax credits.

You can call free on 0808 802 0925 (Monday: 10am to 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am to 4pm, Wednesday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm)

  • Debt advice

If you’re worried about keeping up with debt repayments there is lots of free, confidential help and advice available. Find out more by following the link below:

Where to go to get free debt advice

  • Housing advice

If you have rent or mortgage arrears or you’re worried about losing your home, Shelter offers confidential advice on a range of housing issues.

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