Colne Stroke Group

To Colne Stroke Group

Here at the Colne Stroke Group we understand that dealing with a stroke can be hard, not just for the individual but for friends and family too. We are a dedicated team of trained volunteers who will endeavour to support individuals and their families affected by stroke and to help improve the quality of life for people who have speech, language and communication difficulties as a result of a stroke.


Aims and Objectives

• To improve the quality of life of people who have speech, language and communication difficulties   resulting from stroke by the following means: 1. Providing therapeutic activities for communication difficulties, including use of gesture, drawing, reading and writing as well as speech 2. Encouraging social participation 3. Offering peer support 4. Working on cognitive skills such as concentration, memory and perception 5. Sharing information about the effects of stroke • To raise funds used for financing these activities and to meet other requirements • To promote and maintain close relationships with all persons, including relatives of members, and organisations interested in stroke survivors and their welfare.

Why Come?

• The Colne Stroke Group offers a good opportunity to meet people and to work on communication skills. • Develop communication skills in a variety of ways e.g. gesture, writing, drawing and speaking. • Benefit from the support of others who have had similar experiences. • Share information about the effects of stroke and ways of coping with difficulties. • Increase self-confidence and how you feel about yourself. • We are a group of people who have been affected by strokes in different ways.
Members can join in word games; practice their writing and reading skills and take part in discussions. Our Group meets on Monday mornings between 10am and 12noon at Orchard Baptist Church, 23 Blackheath, Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0AE which has a car park and a bus stop in front of the church. There is a small monthly membership fee to cover venue hire charges and cost of materials used.
Help the environment as well as the Colne Stroke Group!
You can recycle your used inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges, mobile phones and electronic gadgets for charity.
The scheme is completely free of charge and 100% of the value of all items successfully recycled will be donated to your chosen charity.  There are certain items that are eligible on the charity scheme so please ensure that you check to see if yours is listed.If your item is listed and you would like to send it into us, please click on the freepost downloadable label by following the link and affix it to your own packaging.
Please note that the freepost weight limit is 1kg; if you have multiple items and think that you may exceed this weight limit, you may have to split them into smaller packages.
ADDRESS Orchard Baptist Church 23 Blackheath Mersea Road Colchester Essex CO2 0AE
CONTACT Email: Tel: - 07541885672        - 07599968903       
Colne Stroke Group