Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team
The Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team are a team of speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, specialist nurses and rehabilitation assistants with stroke specialist skills and knowledge. 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
0300 421 8517 (Gloucester, Stroud, Forest of Dean)
0300 421 7197 (Cheltenham and North Cotswolds)
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
Different Strokes (for younger stroke survivors)
0345 130 7172 / 01908 317 618
Citizens Advice Bureau
Provide ‘Healthy Homes Scheme’ giving support and advice about benefits, home energy efficiency and heating grants
03444 111 444