Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion urg­ing fam­i­lies and sur­vivors to join cafe ses­sion

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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