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The following pages provide links to information on stroke. These are rated as good quality.
NHS Choices provide information about stroke -its symptoms, causes, emergency care and stroke-prevention and also information on Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA), anticoagulants, warfarin and how to Live Well with stroke
Patient UK – Information leaflets on stroke, preventing cardiovascular disease; Aspirin to prevent blood clots, Stroke video
Stroke Association - provides information about stroke and published several booklets
Different Strokes - Provides stroke information and information packs to download.
NICE: An independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. Information is available for patients on the following:
Early assessment and treatment of people who have had a stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA):
See also Stroke Library
Other Language Leaflets
From NHS Choices -Stroke (*please note information last updated in 2008)
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Self-help Support: The following sites provide links to various self-help support groups for stroke.
NHS Choices - Find services: stroke support
Stroke Association - provides Stroke services in London area
Patient UK - Patient Support
Separate pages on brain and nerve disorders, Blood disorders , Older people's support , Carer support
Around Hounslow and Isleworth
Stroke Ex-Patient Meeting: Open to all stroke patients their families and friends.1st Monday of every month from 2pm - 4pm.
Contact: Ahlam Wynne, Stroke Specialist nurse, Stroke Unit, Kew Ward. WMUH. Tel: 0208 560 2121.
Hounslow Stroke Club: Open to all who had stroke. Social club, outings, lunches, advice and information. Every Tuesday 10 -12pm. Contact: 87 Brabazon Road, Heston, TW5 9LL. Tel:020 8897 0723
Brentford Stroke Club- St Paul's: General stroke club. Every Wednesday 10.30- 12.30pm. Contact: Betty Morgan. Tel: 020 8230 5701.
Integrated Neurological Services: Provides ongoing rehabilitation and support to people with Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Strokes and their families through self-help therapy groups and home visits led by experienced, qualified therapy staff.
Contact: 82 Hampton Road, Twickenham, TW2 5QS, Tel: 020 8755 4000, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hounslow Carers Outreach, Support and training Service: Offers ongoing support for unpaid carers in Hounslow.
Contact Tel: 020 8755 4000. email: email@example.com
Hounslow Care Navigation Service: It is a new service, where you are allocated an experienced advisor who will help you and your family through the health and social care system.
Contact Tel: 020 8755 4000. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Different Strokes: Exercise, social group and support for younger people who had stroke. Every Saturday. 1.30 - 3.30pm. Contact: Vijay Raj Patel, Tel: 07970643087. The Heart of Hounslow, 92 Bath Road.
The Stroke Association- Information Advice and Support Service: Information on prevention of stroke; information to stroke survivors, carers and family members. provide practical advice, essential information and emotional support.
Contact: Suzie Lawrence; Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Tel: 01895 835862/07538 795 221. email: email@example.com
Sally Newton; Mon-Wed 9am-5pm. Tel:020 7486 8786. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o Blue Building; 4-8 Whites Grounds London SE1 3LA.
Upbeat Heart Support Group: Information Desk at West Mid Hospital
This is situated in the atrium opposite the main reception desk and is staffed every Tuesday and Wednesday by volunteers with free advice and literature available
Contact: Ron Grant on 020 8560 1981 or Stephen Hamilton on 020 8255 1425.
Moving on : Life after stroke support groups, outings, entertainment, exercise. Contact: Gill Ritchie. tel: 020 8979 5877. email: email@example.com. ROethampton, Hampton Hill, Richmond, Twickenham.
DisabledGo - DisabledGo in partnership with Hounslow Council provides online access guide to over 1000 venues around Hounslow.
MY WORD: Aphasia specialist group in Hounslow. Entertainment, support, information. Every Thursday 10am -12pm.
Contact: Pam Kokri, Kinga Scales. Tel: 020 630 3626.
Different Strokes - Central regional coordinator, Jeffy Wong .Tel:020-7924-9775.email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middlesex Conatct:Gerrie Norcross. Tel:020-8361-0247. email:email@example.com
Speakability: Speakability is the national charity for people living with aphasia -- a loss of communication skills caused by stroke, head injury or other neurological damage. The charity runs a network of support groups and a freephone information service.
Contact: Speakability,1 Royal Street, London,SE1 7LL. Helpline: 080 8808 9572 Tel: 020 7261 9572
St. Paul’s Centre: A number of community groups run from the centre including keep fit, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, Toy Library, Age-Concern, indoor-bowling, Stroke Club.
Contact: St Paul’s Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0PN.Tel: 020 8568 7442. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stroke Association: The Stroke Association is a charity solely concerned with stroke. We provide support to people who have had strokes, their families and carers.
Contact: Stroke House, 240 City Road, London. EC1V 2PR. Helpline:0845 30 33 100 Tel:020 7566
Disability Rights UK: Produce high quality information products and services developed by and for disabled people. Contact: 12 City Forum,250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF. Tel 020 7250 3222. email: email@example.com
Hounslow public library - Information can be found at your local public library. Other Local information can be found at London Borough of Hounslow Health and Social Care
See also Stroke Library, Brain and nerve disorders in general, Carer support , Disability support , Older people's support
British Brain and Spine Foundation
Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland
BIRT: brain rehabilitation
Stroke: Act F.A.S.T.
Healthtalkonline: real stories
Go to Stroke Information Point
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