Life After Stroke
Getting back to usual pastimes, work, hobbies, and travel can be difficult after stroke. Making the effort to go out will, however, help recovery and quality of life. It may be necessary to adapt activities to fit in with the individual's disabilities.
I hope this site will help you to get the information you need to give it a try. If you have had a stroke and are now back to sport, leisure, and work, please let us know what helped you get back.
Stroke Art Cafe
Strokes 'R' Us - the young stroke group (Stoke)
Different Strokes- the young stroke (national organization)
North Staffordshire Stroke Recovery Service Stroke Association
Newcastle and Kidsgrove Community Rehabilitation Team. if you are working age you can self refer to the service.
Reading (Free online vision training programme for patients with hemianopia)
Eyesearch Free online vision training program for improving stroke-related problems with eyesight (hemianopia, spatial negelect)
DREX (Durham University)Free online vision training program for improving stroke-related problems with eyesight (hemianopia, spatial negelect)
Stroke Rehabilitation exercises (advice on what stroke survivors and and carers can do)
Arm function and positioning: Please look at this page for videos on how to look after your paralysed arm after stroke, exercises you can do to reduce spasticity, and advice on positioning a stroke patients in bed or in a chair.
GRASP tool: Upper limb exercises patients can do at home and in hospital
Guide for upper limb exercises after stroke Viatherapy for therapists
Speech (STEPS) computer assisted self help speech relearning programme
Advice for recovery form a stroke survivor Fighting Strokes Kate Allatt
Physio2U Private physiotherapy
Derby Medic Alert provides vital details on your medical condition in an emergency
Work and Leisure
Equip Stroke Advice on travel, self help, and equipment form the Stroke Association
The Regional Driving Assessment Centre is an accredited member of the Forum of Mobility Centres, and runs centres in Birmingham, Oxford, Cannock, Hull and Northampton to help disabled people of all ages and the elderly maintain their independent mobility safely. The centres have a fleet of adapted vehicles permanently available which can cater for a wide range of mobility needs. Services include driving ability assessment, advice on adaptations and passenger/Carer Assessment. More information is available on the RDAC Information leaflet: Advice and information for people who have had a stroke and their carers and they can be contacted via email to Sharon Reynolds or by phone on 0845 337 1540. (Referral form)
Derby Driveability CentreAny NHS health professional can refer directly to our service using our simple 2 page referral form. Email us at email@example.com if you donít have a form at hand. Clients can self refer for a fee of £60. Motability customers can be referred by Motability phone 0300 456 4566. From May 2019 two maonthly assessments will take place in Stroke. Please contact the Derby cetre for details of dates and venues.
Getting involved in Research
Stroke survivors in the media: films and books
Lotje Sodderland: my beautiful broken brain -experience of brain haemorrhage
Jill Bolte-Taylor: A stroke of insight -a personal view of brain haemorrhage
Kate Allatt Survivor of a brain stem stroke with locked in syndrome
Peter Blair 10 tips for stroke recovery