Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team
The aim of our service is to provide specialist rehabilitation and education to enable a safe transition home from hospital, and back into the community.
Our therapists and rehabilitation assistants provide patient-specific support, which can be up to 7 days a week, for up to 6 weeks if indicated. Our specialist nurses will often then come and visit you following discharge from the therapy service and will arrange follow up visits with you as required. If you did not require support from the therapy ESDT service, the stroke specialist nurses may visit sooner after your return home.
- Support and education at home for people living with the effects of a stroke as well as their relatives and/or carers
- Therapeutic treatment programmes specific to your rehabilitation needs
- Assessment and advice regarding beneficial equipment or adaptations
- Signposting and support including local accessible resources, benefits, exercise groups, stroke prevention advice
Independent Living Centre
Useful links for patients, carers and families
Stroke Association Helpline (open Monday, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 1pm, Sunday closed)
Provide a variety of information and advice following a stroke including local support groups in Gloucester, Painswick and Cirencester.
0303 3033 100
Citizens Advice Bureau
Provide ‘Healthy Homes Scheme’ giving support and advice about benefits, home energy efficiency and heating grants
03444 111 444