Stroke Care For Newbury And West Berkshire
Who we are
Stroke Care for Newbury and West Berkshire is an independent local charity established in 1993 which grew out of Newbury Stroke Club. Our primary aim is to provide relief and practical support to people throughout West Berkshire who have suffered the effects of a stroke. In addition to our Family Support Team which focuses on making contact with stroke survivors in hospital, we have four main Stroke Support Groups (at Hungerford, Newbury, Woolhampton and Shaw), which have an emphasis on aftercare, rehabilitation and confidence building. The Stroke Support Groups have a club type environment where individual goals are set to target recovery. Core activities include cognitive exercises, physiotherapy, fellowship, hydrotherapy, and speech therapy. We manage Hydrotherapy and Speakability groups, and sponsor dedicated Outpatient Physiotherapy at West Berks Community Hospital. In addition there are opportunities for carers and partners to meet for fellowship and to gather information and advice.