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Who will help me after my diagnosis?

Outwood Stroke Club

We are a small group of stroke survivors and helpers. We meet every other Thursday between 10.30 and 2.30.

We spend part of our meetings chatting and catching up with news. We try to have a speaker or entertainer for the rest of the meeting. Our members appreciate being able to talk to other Stroke survivors, they know what it is like.

We will welcome new members. Please get in touch.

Ossett Stroke Club

Open to new members from the Ossett area and beyond. Our club offers social and peer support in a relaxed atmosphere.

We have a varied programme of activities, including outside speakers. We also organise the occasional day trip. We look forward to hearing from you.

You can get in touch with this group for up-to-date information about activities using the web form. Your contact details will go straight to the group leader so they can get in touch.

Wakefield Stroke Recovery Service

Our Stroke Recovery Service will work with you to identify your personal support needs and priorities. A coordinator will contact you to organise a phone call and/or home visit to find out how you’re managing with daily activities, and any additional support you may require. Our service can offer you opportunities to rebuild confidence and independence and help you to rebuild your life after stroke.

This service offers:

  • Coordinated support throughout your stroke journey
  • Home visits and/or regular telephone calls
  • Emotional support
  • Tailored information
  • A post stroke review between 4-8 months following date of stroke
  • Assistance with accessing community-based support
  • Support for carers and family members

Signposting to other relevant organisations.

Age UK

Our team are trained to identify the information that will best answer your questions. This might be by sending you our advice guides or helping you to find local services run by Age UK in your area. If we can’t help, we will direct you to the best place to go for further support and advice.

Move Ahead Wakefield

Move Ahead is an independent day centre based in Outwood, Wakefield for people with brain injuries and their carers, members can take part in creative activities with an emphasis on painting, drawing and group activities

Carers Wakefield

We try and help by:

  • Giving you time to talk in confidence and at your own pace
  • Giving you information about the help that is available
  • Helping you ‘through the system’ to arrange the support you need
  • Putting you in touch with other carers and support groups
  • Keeping in touch with you, if you would like us to do so
  • Providing you with regular news-sheets containing information about our services and issues of importance to carers (please contact us to request to be on our mailing list)
  • Inviting carers on outings and activities so that they can have an enjoyable break from caring and meet other carers
  • Having a worker who offers support specifically to carers who look after someone with a learning disability

Live Well Wakefield

Live Well Wakefield is a referral based social prescribing and supported self-management service, providing support to adults (18+) who either live in the Wakefield District, or are registered with a Wakefield GP. The team understand that there are many things that can impact on our ability to feel healthy, and remain independent, and they offer information, advice and support for any non-clinical needs people may be experiencing.

The Live Well ‘advisors’ and ‘link workers’ are based in both community and primary care settings across the Wakefield District, and offer both telephone and face to face assessments, as appropriate.

The Live Well Wakefield team have extensive knowledge of services available throughout the district, and regularly update directories of social, exercise and support groups in the local area.

Wakefield Speakability Group 

This group has a focus on people with aphasia, giving them a chance to interact with other people. We are open to new members from the Wakefield area.

The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, and includes a meal and programme of events. You can get in touch with this group for up-to-date information about activities using the web form.

MY Therapy

MY Therapy is a team of community therapists and support workers. We see patients within the Wakefield district who require assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services. The team is made up of Physiotherapists (PT), Dieticians, Occupational Therapists (OT) and Support Staff.

Rehabilitation can be provided in any community setting including patients own homes, residential Care homes, residential rehabilitation setting.

The service specialises in the following areas:

  • Dietetics
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory
  • Post Covid 19 Assessment service
  • Neurology
  • Falls and Orthopaedics
  • Generic Rehabilitation
Last updated: 5/15/2023