Stroke Clubs

STROKE CLUBS IN ESSEX 

Mid - North East - South East - South West - West - Thurruck 

MID
Name
Contact
Notes
Braintree
Braintree & District Stroke Support Group
Mrs Gillian Blunden-Cooch
t. 01245 357698
  • Approximately 40 members aged 40s to 80s
  • Meets fortnightly on Fridays 2- 4 PM
  • Offers social interaction, games, outings, travel, speakers, entertainment
 
The Stroke Association Halstead Firm Friends Club
Mrs Lynsey Bradbury
t. 01371 876144
m. 07717 275789
  • Approximately 19 members aged 30s to 80s
  • Meets fortnightly
  • Offers exercise sessions, social activities, outings
  • Monthly carers’ meeting
Chelmsford
The Stroke Club for Mid-Essex
Mrs Polly Laidler
t. 01621 891007
  • Approximately 140 members of all ages
  • Meets weekly plus Saturday drop-in
  • Offers a 24/7 helpline, drop-in centre, advice & information, counselling, advocacy, rehab, support for carers
 
Chelmsford Stroke Exercise Group
Mr Alan Chapman
t. 01245 250822
  • Approximately 14 members
  • Meets weekly
  • Offers exercise sessions
Maldon
The Stroke Association Maldon & Dengie Stroke Club
Julie Pamment
t. 01621 725302
  • Approximately 23 members aged 50s – 80s
  • Meets fortnightly on Thursdays 10:30 - midday
  • Offers exercise and social interaction

NORTH EAST
Name
Contact
Notes
Colchester
Colchester & District Stroke Club
Mr Norman Peckston
t. 01206 545478
  • Meets weekly 2- 4 PM
  • Offers mini-bus pickup in Colchester
  • Offers social activities and outings
 
Different Strokes Colchester Group
Mr Jim Shield
t. 01376 571171
  • Over 40 members
  • Meets weekly on Tuesdays
  • Offers gym exercises and social support
 
The Stroke Association Colchester Stroke Group
Brenda Lambert
t. 01026 381623
  • Approximately 14 members aged 50+
  • Meets monthly on Wednesdays 2 - 4 PM
  • Offers support to members including carers, speakers
 
Wayfinders Stroke Club
Mr Eric Andrews
t. 01206 262536
  • Approximately 24 members aged 60s – 80s
  • Meets monthly on Mondays
  • Offers entertainment, speakers, outings, coach trips
Tendring
Tendring Specialist Stroke Services
(formerly Clacton & District Stroke Association)
Rosemary Garrey
t. 01255 815905
  • Over 100 members aged 40s to 90s; over 400 if carers and families included
  •  Centre open 5 days per week, 9:30 – 3:30 PM
  • 11 paid staff; 25 volunteers
  • Qualified speech & language therapist visits monthly; qualified tutors in art and adult education
  • Offers full range of services
 
Different Strokes Clacton
Lorraine Ayres
t. 0845 130 7172
  • New group aimed at younger age range
  • Contact Lorraine for further information

SOUTH EAST
Name
Contact
Notes
Castle Point
Castle Point & District Stroke Club
Mr Geoffrey Sharp
t. 01268 780701
  • Approximately 35 members
  • Meets fortnightly
  • Offers entertainment, outings, social events, games, quizzes
Rochford
Stroke – Moving on Group
Mrs Dorothy Croucher
t. 01268 775090
dotanded@btinternet.com
  • Approximately 10 members
  • Meets Tuesdays 10 - noon
  • Offers individual and group activities
Thundersley
Stroke Club at Tyrells
David Price
t. 01268 752165
  • Offers a range from activities
  • Coffee & tea paid for through raffles and bingo
  • Meets Friday mornings

SOUTH WEST
Name
Contact
Notes
Basildon
Basildon District Stroke Club
Mrs Margaret Hayter
t. 01277 625244
  • Approximately 45 members aged 60s – 80s
  • Meets Fridays 2 -4 PM
  • Offers social activities, outings, speakers, special evening events
Brentwood
Brentwood Aphasia Group
Adele Ball
t. 01277350842
 
  • Approximately 15 members including carers
  • Meet fortnightly on a Wednesday
  • Mutual support, confidence building and social activities
 
Brentwood Stroke Club
Wendy Waite
t. 01277 229080
  • Approximately 34 members aged 50s to 60s
  • Meets Tuesdays 2 – 4 PM
  • Offers therapy-based activities, health promotion, information & support, entertainment, outings, and social activities

WEST
Name
Contact
Notes
Epping Forest
Epping Stroke Club
Mrs Jill Domin
t. 01992 574140
  • Small club
  • Meets monthly
  • Offers social support, physical and mental activities, outings, talks
 
Loughton Stroke Club
Mr Barry Graham
t. 020 8508 1100
  • Approximately 23 members aged 50s to 80s
  • Meets twice per month
  • Offers talks, games, quizzes, friendship, outings
Harlow
Harlow Stroke Support Group
Mrs Jean Miley
t. 01279 310213
  • Approximately 175 members of all ages
  • Meets twice weekly 10 - noon
  • Offers social activities, dysphasia group (Thursdays) and communication & social group (Fridays), home visits, information phone line
Uttlesford
Dunmow & District Stroke Support Group
Philip Milne
t.01371 875370
  • Approximately 24 members aged 40s to 90s plus carers and volunteers
  • Meets weekly
  • Offers exercise, one-to-one physiotherapy  sessions, support, social activities, speakers, outings including lunches
 
Saffron Walden & District Stroke Club
Prof. Peter Fentem
t. 01799 530401
  • Approximately 16 members aged 50s – 80s
  • Meets fortnightly
  • Offers group physiotherapy with intervals for social contact

 

Thurrock
Name
Contact
Notes
Thurrock Stroke Club
 
Thurrock Stroke Club
 
Hilda Purdy 01375 676688
 
  • Meets every other Tuesday at Tyrells Hall, 67 Dock Road, Grays, RM17 6EY.
  • Approximately 100 members – Social events
Thurrock Stroke Services

 

 

 

 

 

Thurrock Stroke Services
 
Christine Hamilton 01375 360188
 
  • Meets every Monday at Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays.  RM16 2LB
  • Support group on a Monday and also a younger stroke survivors group
  • Provides information and advice as well as social events

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