Bristol Area Stroke Foundation

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Registered address
The Gatehouse Centre,Hareclive Road
Bristol,
BS13 9JN

Phone
0117 9647657

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Charity number
287554

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When stroke strikes act FAST – but when you’re discharged form hospital or rehab you face the long slow process of recovery and adaptation to new-found difficulties, limitations and even disabilities.

Bristol Area Stroke Foundation is the only organisation in the West of England area offering a holistic approach to the recovery journey helping people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We step in when a person is back at home. Stroke survivors often describe feeling abandoned when the professional input has gone and they face a future which is significantly different to the one they had imagined. Our services offer a unique combination of practical, emotional and psychological support to stroke affected people and their carers and loved ones. We know that people can only recover physically if their emotional and psychological needs are met in a timely and accessible fashion.

 The core of what we do is based on three interconnected services – home visits and practical support from our Stroke Coordinators, peer support groups where stroke affected people can meet and share experiences with people who understand, and a free counselling service providing psychological support to come to terms with what has happened.

We provide home visits from stroke trained and experienced staff, social clubs, drop-in cafes, counselling, and courses for stroke survivors and their families.

Here is some information about stroke nationally and locally:

  • Nationally, by the age of 75, one in five women and one in six men will have had a stroke 
  • Stroke is the biggest cause of disability in adults
  • Every three months at least 200 people have a stroke in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, and there are over 12,000 people living with the long-term effects of stroke in the area
  • 25% of strokes happen to people under 65
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