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Stroke clubs

Lots of organisations can help support you, including stroke clubs - often run by and for people who have experienced a stroke.

Beccles: Support Group

  • Location: The May Centre, Common Lane South, Beccles, NR34 9RH
  • Meetup: Alternate Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon
  • Contact: Keith Hipperson – keith@hipperson.org – 01502 713783

Bury St Edmunds: Art Makes Sense

We primarily provide therapeutic art sessions for both individuals and groups of older people within Residential Care Home settings. The Art session aims to provide an environment that supports creative expression despite any personal difficulties that people may experience and the sessions are fun. Sessions are often co-ordinated with Activities Organisers or Home Managers

  • Location: 12 College Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1NL
  • Contact: Julie Ham – julieham@btinternet.com – 01284 760594

Bury St Edmunds: The Lark Stroke Club

Social and peer support for stroke survivors and carers including speakers, outings and networking events with other local stroke clubs.

  • Location: Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 6SX
  • Meetup: 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00pm-9:00pm and 3rd Monday of the month at 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Contact: Peter Boast – peterbpjb@hotmail.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01284 760006 or 01284 767081

Bury St Edmunds: Second Chance Self Help Group (Stroke Association)

Second Chance Bury Stroke Self Help Group is an active group of stroke survivors who are motivated to get back to a quality life. Friendly supportive and informative weekly meetings offer a wide variety of topics. No matter what your stroke did, get your confidence and independence back as much as possible with us.Specialist physiotherapy available every week.

  • Location: Great Barton Village Hall, Elm Close, Great Barton, IP31 2NR
  • Meetup: weekly, every Tuesday 10.30 – 12.30pm.
  • Contact: Penny Baker – wistonians@hotmail.com – 07514 057962.

Bury St Edmunds: Stroke Club (Stroke Association)

The Bury St Edmunds Stroke Club welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in the area. The club provides communication and peer support, offers social and recreational activities including games, conversation, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers.

  • Location: Fire Station, The Community Room, Parkway (North), Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3BA
  • Meetup: Weekly, Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00.
  • Contact: Angela Cowling – amcowling@gmail.com – 01284 488 933

Bury St Edmunds: Stroke Working Age Group

  • Location: Life after Stroke Centre, 5 Hillside Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7AE
  • Meetup: First Friday of every month
  • Contact: Julie Bentley or Lisa King – 07999 464648 or 07968 130117

Eye: Stroke Support Group (Stroke Association – Eye)

The stroke group provides information and peer support to stroke survivors and their carers; it also offers exercise sessions run by a trained instructor and a range of social activities. The group always offers a warm welcome, friendly face and the opportunity to talk to someone who understands what you are going through because they've been through it too.

  • Location: Hartismere Hospital, Castleton Way, Eye, IP23 7BHMeetup: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 1.30 – 3.30 pm
  • Contact: Mrs Margaret Messer (Peggy) – 01379 870423 

Felixstowe: Stroke Support (Stroke Association)

  • Location: Old Felixstowe Community Association Centre, Ferry Road, Felixstowe, IP11 9NB
  • Meetup: 1st,2nd and 3rd Monday 10.30am – 12.20pm
  • Contact: Mr Norman Eyre – norman.eyre@sky.com – 07905 507271 

Great Cornard: Success After Stroke Club

The Success After Stroke Club is a Stroke Association affiliated charity group who helps its stroke recovering members benefit from the social and communication support provided. The Success After Stroke Club welcomes new members and offers a range of therapies and activities throughout the week including IT, games, exercise, art and pottery. The Club has wonderful volunteers on standby and a great team. Get in touch for more information.

  • Location: Stevenson Centre, Broom Street, Great Cornard, Suffolk, CO10 1JT
  • Meetup: on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30am.
  • Contact: Sarah Jane Lewis -info@successafterstroke.org.uk -07434 931 962 

Great Yarmouth: Stroke Support Group

  • Location: New Road Sports & Leisure Centre, New Road, Belton, NR31 9JP
  • Meetup: Weekly on Thursday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Contact: Sue Casey – caseytopcat@btinternet.com – 01493 781846

Haverhill: Support Group (Stroke Association – Haverhill)

The Haverhill Support Group welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in the area. The group provides communication and peer support, offers social and recreational activities including games, conversation, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers. The group also includes visits from speech therapists and physiotherapists every four weeks for further support.

  • Location: Fire Station, The Community Room, Lordscroft Lane, Haverhill, CB9 0ER
  • Meetup: Weekly on Friday 13:30 – 15:30.
  • Contact: Mrs Kathie Butcher – k.f.butcher@btinternet.com – 01638 508086

Ipswich and District: Stroke Club (Stroke Association)

The Ipswich and District Stroke Club meets on the second Monday of the month and welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in the area. The club is very friendly and provides peer support, offering a range of social and recreational activities including games, conversation, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers.

  • Location: St Mary Stoke Church Hall, Belstead Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8DA
  • Meetup: Second Monday of each month 14:00 – 16:00.
  • Contact: Mrs Pauline Cheeseman – polly.cheese@googlemail.com
  • Telephone: 01473 743934 

Ipswich: Morning Stroke Club (Stroke Association – Ipswich)

The Ipswich Morning Stroke Club welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in the area. The club provides peer support and offers social and recreational activities including games, conversation, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers. The Ipswich Morning Stroke Club offers weekly exercise sessions run by a trained physiotherapist.

  • Location: St John's Ambulance Training Rooms, Samual Court, Ipswich, IP4 2EL
  • Meetup: Weekly on Monday 10:30 – 12:30.
  • Contact: Mrs Wendy Heath – wendyheath@supernet.com
  • Telephone: 07519 503259 or 01728 564201

Ipswich: Stroke Working Age Group

  • Location: Quay Place, Key Street, Ipswich, IP1 1BZ
  • Meetup: Second Friday of every month
  • Contact: Marie Skinner – mariethebaguettes@hotmail.co.uk – 01473 403646

Lowestoft: Stroke Support Group (Stroke Association)

The Lowestoft Stroke Support Group holds a friendly, welcoming meeting every Friday morning, offering support, information and social activities to stroke survivors, carers and spouses. We have a varied programme of events including games & quizzes, exercise sessions, speakers and occasional meals and trips out.

  • Location: St Margaret's Church Hall, Hollingsworth Road, Lowestoft, NR32 4BW
  • Meetup: Weekly on Thursday 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
  • Contact: Ray or Kate Oubridge – lowestoftstroke@aol.com
  • Telephone: 07917 795453 or 07780 431518

Newmarket: Cheerful Friday Club

The Cheerful Friday Club welcomes new members and offers a range of activities including talks, outings, games and communication support. They also provide social and peer support with the aim of the club being to provide encouragement to help members come to terms with the effects of stroke.

  • Location: The Parish Centre, Our Lady with St. Etheldreda, 14 Exeter Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8LT
  • Meetup: The club meets on the last Friday of every month 14:00 – 16:00.
  • Contact: Maureen Doggett – maureendoggett@btinternet.com – 01353 699949

Stowmarket: Stroke Association Support Group

The stroke group provides information and peer support to stroke survivors and their carers; it also offers exercise sessions run by a trained instructor and a range of outings and social activities. The group always offers a warm welcome, friendly face and the opportunity to talk to someone who understands what you are going through because they've been through it too.

  • Location: The Salvation Army, Violet Hill, Stowmarket, IP14 1NE
  • Meetup: each Thursday morning from 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Contact: Alan Moore – amoore.hillands80@btinternet.com
  • Telephone: 01359 258953 or 07766 185 411 

Stowmarket: Stroke Working Age Group

  • Location: The Community Centre Hillside, Stowmarket, IP14 2BD
  • Meetup: Second Friday of every month
  • Contact: Marie Skinner – mariethebaguettes@hotmail.co.uk – 01473 403646

Sudbury: New Hope Club

The New Hope Stroke Club welcomes membership from people affected by stroke living in and around the Sudbury area. The club provides peer support and offers social and recreational activities including games, conversation, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers.

  • Location: St. Johns Methodist Church Hall, York Road, Sudbury, CO10 1ND
  • Meetup: Monthly, on Wednesdays 19:00 – 21:00
  • Contact: Mrs Joan Gilbertson – 01787 311623