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Disclaimer:
Different Strokes Portsmouth does not trade with or have any contracts with the organisations listed here - they are shown purely for your interest and convenience.
If you decide to contact and / or engage the services of any organisation listed here you must understand you are making an individual contract of your own choice.

 


Organisations
Different Strokes - help and support for stroke survivors

Different Strokes HQ

www.differentstrokes.co.uk

 

Emsworth Stroke Club

Emsworth Stroke Club
www.emsworthstrokeclub.co.uk/
The Emsworth Stroke Club was formed to help stroke survivors and their families. Affiliated to The Stroke Association.

 

The Stroke Association. The National organisation for Stroke

The Stroke Association
http://www.stroke.org.uk/

The National organisation for Stroke;

in particular over 65s

 

 

 

 


Information

Different Strokes - help and support for stroke survivors

Different Strokes HQ

www.differentstrokes.co.uk

 

Read the Wikipedia article about strokes

Wikipedia article on Stroke from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroke

 

Wikipedia, the biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet

The Stroke Association. The National organisation for Stroke

The Stroke Association
http://www.stroke.org.uk/

The National organisation for Stroke;

in particular over 65s

 

Benefits from Gov.UK

Find out about benefits from Gov.UK

https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

Includes tax credits, eligibility and appeals

 

Reflex Pain Management

Reflex Pain Management

www.reflexpainmanagement.com

See a manufactured folding mirror-box, used for therapy


Wheelchairs for sporting activities

Sports wheelchairs

Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of sporting events that are specially created to include wheelchair users from the UK and the rest of the world.

 

Headway, the brain injury support association

Headway aims to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.

Link to Headway's local service area

 

The Counselling Directory

Use The Counselling Directory to find a Counsellor near you for help with regard to many aspects of life: marriage, anger management, bereavement, bullying etc.

 

The Hypnotherapy Directory

Hypnotherapy Directory

Post-hospitalisation is an uncertain time for Stroke Survivors and advice is sometimes difficult to access. Here is one example of where professional help can be found within your local community.

 

The Therapy Directory Therapy Directory: If you are looking for professional support for therapy

Hobbs Rehabilitation


Hobbs Rehabilitation provides specialist inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation across the South of England.

 

 

 

 

Media articles
Virtual reality physiotherapy treatment

Wendy Powell, a PhD student at the University of Portsmouth, has created a rehabilitation programme which uses a specially-adapted treadmill with virtual reality screens.

See an article from the Daily Mail at http://www.dailymail.co.uk

with our Group member, Andy Long, trying it out.

 

Secret Millionnaire

See a video extract from Channnel 4's Secret Millionnaire documentary where Di Summers receives surprising, shocking but very pleasing news for Different Strokes Portsmouth.

 

Oliver Lilburn, centre, with his parents Justine and Colin

Suffolk teenager survives a Stroke that nearly killed him:
See Anglia TV's news page. Scroll down for two videos; one is of Oliver Lilburn being interviewed and the second is a video of Different Strokes' Lorraine Ayres, Group Development Manager.

 

YouTube video Gordon Ogilvie fearures in this YouTube video created and published by his grandson, Dan Styler. It is very sensitively done. Both Gordon and his wife/carer Frances, are very proud of Dan's valiant efforts to highlight his grandfather's struggle to recover from his devastating Stroke.

 

 

 

Travel and leisure

Royal British Legion logo with poppy

RBL family holiday breaks
Seven days and seven nights of relaxation and entertainment!
The Legion provides families of serving and ex-Service personnel the chance to take a week-long break and get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

TripBuzz
Whether traveling two hours or two thousand miles away, traveling with a wheelchair still requires a lot of thought and careful planning. TripBuzz have a useful hints and tips page - well worth a look at to help with planning your break.

Wheelchair accessible holidays in France

La Roche Derrien

www.ineedaholidaytoo.com

Wheelchair accessible holiday

apartments in Brittany, France

Accessible Travel UK

Accessible Travel UK

http://www.accessibletravel.co.uk/

Accessible travel disabled holidays experts for immobility and elderly

Accessible Florida Villas

Accessible Florida Villas

www.accessiblefloridavillas.com

Wheelchair accessible holiday villas in the Orlando area of Florida, USA


Sports wheelchairs

Wheelchairs for sporting activities

Sports wheelchairs

Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of sporting events that are specially created to include wheelchair users from the UK and the rest of the world.

 

Langstone Sailability

Langstone Sailability offer a range of boating opportunities for people with disabilities. See

http://www.langstonesailability.org.uk/

They are based at Langstone Sailing Club just by Langstone Bridge leading to Hayling Island.

 

 

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