Stroke Research - Useful Contacts

Bristol Health Partners, Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT)

Bristol Health Partners, Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) brings together clinicians, commissioners, academics, care and support providers and other experts, as well as people who have had strokes and their families and carers. We are committed to preventing strokes and improving the lives of people affected by stroke through working together beyond the limits of individual organisations, in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG).

The Stroke Association

The Stroke Association can provide free support to anyone who has been affected by a Stroke. This includes family, friends and carers. They can provide information, signposting and both practical and emotional support. If an adviser cannot help directly then they can usually find someone who can.

  • Stroke Helpline: 0303 3033 100 (lines are open Monday – Saturday)
  • Supporter care:  0300 3300 740
  • Email helpline@stroke.org.uk

Bristol after Stroke

Bristol after Stroke is a Bristol based charity, made up of professionals and volunteers who are able to provide information and support in the months and years following a Stroke. You can either refer yourself, or be referred by a carer, professional or agency that may be working with you.

The Bristol after Stroke team will ask a few questions about you and your stroke and what assistance you would like. They offer information and guidance, including referral on to other specialist help, advocacy to help you negotiate with other agencies, emotional and psychological support, counselling and peer support. They also offer rehabilitation support and care for the carers.

Address: The Gatehouse Centre, Hareclive Rd, Bristol BS13 9JN

Email: office@bristolafterstroke.org.uk

Telephone: 0117 964 7657

Other useful links

South Gloucester Council: A directory of useful services - search 'stroke' to access their directory.

Visit Home from Hospital service - (British Red Cross) website