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About Stroke

The following pages provide links to information on stroke. These are rated as good quality.

NHS Website - provide information about stroke -its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and prevention and also information about Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA), anticoagulants, warfarin

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)

Cantonese | French| Gujarati | Polish| Portuguese | Punjabi | Somali|  Spanish | Turkish


Self-help Support:

 Stroke Association - provides Stroke services in London area

Separate pages on brain and nerve disorders, Blood disorders , Older people's support , Carer support  

Local Information

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: admin@ins.org.uk


The Hounslow Carers Outreach, Support and training Service: Offers ongoing support for unpaid carers in Hounslow.

Contact Tel: 020 8755 4000. email: carers@ins.org.uk


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: navigator@ins.org.uk 


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: suzie.lawrence@nhs.net 

Sally Newton; Mon-Wed 9am-5pm. Tel:020 7486 8786. email: sally.newton@nhs.net

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: strokeinfo@aol.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.


Connect: Connect is a national charity. Their vision is a world where people with aphasia (communication disability) can find opportunity and fulfilment. They work to promote effective services, new opportunities and a better quality of life for people living with aphasia.
Contact: St Alphege Hall, King's Bench Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0QX. Tel: 020 7367 0840.

Different Strokes - Central regional coordinator, Jeffy Wong .Tel:020-7924-9775.email: jeffy@differentstrokes.co.uk

Middlesex Conatct:Gerrie Norcross. Tel:020-8361-0247. email:middlesex@differentstrokes.co.uk


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

email: speakability@speakability.org.uk


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: office@stpaulscentre.org.uk


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

 0300.mail: info@stroke.org.uk


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: enquiries@disabilityrightsum.org


London Borough of Hounslow Libraries - 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

Useful Websites:


British Brain and Spine Foundation

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland 

Circulation Foundation


Stroke Association

BIRT: brain rehabilitation

Different Strokes

Stroke: Act F.A.S.T.

Healthtalkonline: real stories

Go to Stroke Information Point


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