The Stroke Association is a national charity with local reach, supporting people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. We have a wide range of national services and local commissioned services on offer. We also have lots of new projects and work streams happening both nationally and locally whilst our organisation is going through some new and exciting changes.
We provide information about the onset of a stroke and its effects, what happens after a stroke, or the types of help and support that are available. You may have many questions, be looking for some information and practical guidance, or simply want someone to talk to. That’s where we can help.
If you think that you or someone you know is having a stroke, please call 999 immediately.
A stroke is a medical emergency. The FAST test can help you recognise the signs.
- Facial weakness: Can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
- Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms?
- Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
- Time to call 999: if you see any of these signs.
Places where stroke survivors can get help and advice:
We also have a range of useful publications that people can view on our website, here is the link: https://www.stroke.org.uk/our-publications
Stroke Helpline – a place for information and support:
Connect Service – for newly diagnosed stroke survivors when they’re discharged from hospital, supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement:
Here For You – national telephone support service for all stroke survivors and their carers:
My Stroke Guide – a dedicated website/online community that gives people free access to reliable information about stroke and a place to connect with others:
Different Strokes – Different Strokes Southampton
Different Strokes is a national charity specifically for stroke survivors of working age.
They provide support and advice, offer one-to-one and group support and run exercise
classes to help improve mobility.
Address: Sainsbury Supermarkets Ltd, 224 Portswood Road, SOUTHAMPTON,
Hampshire, SO17 2LB
Mobile: 07817 874440
Thornhill Stroke Support Group
Address: Thornhill Baptist Church, Thornhill Park Road, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire,
Telephone: 07929 374960