We offer non-medical support, information and advice in a friendly environment for people who have survived a Stroke, their family and carers.
All of Harlow Stroke Support Group sessions take place at The GPCA, Abercrombie Way, Harlow Essex CM18 6YJ.
Our services include:
- Information on strokes and how they affect people
- Help in understanding the disabilities that may arise after Stroke
- Help with referral to other agencies
- Assistance with applications for pension credits or other benefits
- Guidance in form filling and dealing with outside organisations
- Support for families and carers
- Regular social events and outings
We offer four groups for members and their families. On Wednesday we run a chair-based exercise class from 2 pm to 4 pm. Sessions for people with communications, including speech difficulties take place between 10 am and 12.00 on Thursdays while a social group for all members is held between 10 am and 12.30 and 1 pm to 3 pm on Fridays. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Harlow Stroke Support Group’s committee meets once a month.
People can come to have a chat on a personal level whether this is just to talk to someone or if they need help in finding out where they need to go for advice, e.g. filling in of forms, getting help and who to contact etc.
At our social group, we play games do sewing, have quizzes etc as well as having chats and cups of tea & biscuits, and making new friends.
We also do trips out once a month such as a night at the Dogs (Roydon), Pub lunches, Garden centre’s, Craft shops, trips on canal boats, we have also been to Newmarket Races.
We also visit people who have had a stroke and who need support when they get back in their own homes, to let them know about our group and how it can help them.
If there is anything else you would like to know please call Jean or Emma 01279 308313