Organisation Feature: Stroke Information

Healthwatch Stockport take a look at Stroke Information, who are our charity of the year.
Stroke Information team

What is a stroke?

A stroke is serious, just like a heart attack is, medical intervention is required.   The term “stroke” is used to describe the neurological damage caused by an abnormal blood flow to the brain.

there are different types of stroke;

  • Ischaemic Stroke
  • Embolic Stroke
  • Thrombotic Stroke
  • Haemorrhagic Stroke
  • TIA or Mini Stroke 

Did you know that 1 in 6 people will have a stroke?

in Stockport alone there is over 6,000 registered stroke survivors. 

What is Stroke Information?

Stroke information is was set up by Nick Clarke. Nick works tirelessly and passionately with, for and on behalf of people who have survived a stroke, their family and friends to help enable them readjust back to their lives following stroke. Healthwatch Stockport believes StrokeInformation is meeting a currently unmet need. Stockport is the main site across Greater Manchester in which people who have had a stroke are taken to. Stockport should be outstanding in all aspects of stroke care and prevention. At the moment StrokeInformation is uniquely and best placed to provide practical assistance, information and signposting and befriending to stoke patients and their families. They are also in a position to help raise awareness in the community about the risk factors and the effect a stroke can have on a families. StrokeInformation go above and beyond because it is provided by people who care, who have been through the services and have come out the other side.

Services offered 

Drop in Wednesdays at Disability Stockport, 23 High St, Stockport SK1 1EG

10:30am until 12:30pm. 

For more information

0330 055 2197

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