We provide stroke rehabilitation services across Northern Ireland. With some variations (see contacts “In Your Local Area”), the service provides specialised, community based support to improve the recovery of survivors of stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack..
Rehabilitation can be for up to two years if required. The aim is to increase independence and enable people to take control of their own health and well–being.
What does the programme offer?
- Specific rehabilitation programmes to enhance recovery
- Therapeutic activities
- Employment related information and vocational rehabilitation
- Information and advice on the effects of stroke
- Stroke prevention and health education
- Education in self management and life after stroke
- Contact with other young people who have had a stroke
- Signposting to a wide variety of advice and support services
- Informal support to assist with adjusting to disability
- Advice, information and support for carers
- Over 16 years old
- Suffered a Stroke or TIA within the last 1–2 years
- Potential to benefit from the rehabilitation offered by the service
If you meet these criteria and feel you could benefit from this service, ask your GP, social worker or other health care professional to make a referral.