Stroke Association urging families and survivors to join cafe session
STROKE survivors in Uxbridge are invited to have a drink at a new monthly cafe session.
Staff at the borough branch of Stroke Association set up the drop-in cafe initiative to welcome survivors and their families.
Jacqui Guyett, communication support coordinator from Stroke Association Uxbridge, said: “We wanted a dedicated day to embrace power of peer to peer support through the local stroke survivors and families talking to one another.
“Stroke survivors are able to meet each other at the cafe, where they can order a drink and communicate with other stroke survivors and the volunteers, who offer help and advice.
“Meeting every month at the same venue allows survivors to discuss their own experiences in a social and friendly environment, which helps build confidence with their speech cognition.’’
The drop-in café opens on Monday, January 19 at Café Nero in High Street, Uxbridge, from 10.30am until 12.30pm.
To find out more about the cafe, call Jacqui Guyett on 07515 596 959 or, alternatively, email Ja c q u i . Gu y e t t @ s t ro ke. org.uk.
For more information about strokes, call the helpline on 030 3303 3100 or visit www.stroke. org.uk.