New service will provide long-term support for stroke sufferers.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is working with the Stroke
Association to provide a new long-term service to provide support
for stroke sufferers.
In West Cheshire alone there are around 380 people diagnosed as
having a stroke each year and an estimated 3,188 people living with
its effects of which 1,020 have moderate or severe disability
caused by a stroke.
The new service means that patients are now supported beyond an
initial six-month intensive re-ablement programme.
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My comment: Will they live up to their promise or is it just more spin? Read an email I recently received from a correspondent and reach your own conclusions.
"I'm one of the stroke sufferers (mild one in June 2007) and what support have I been offered? I approached both their
predecessor CCC and CWaC and got nowhere. I am MEANT to have an Outreach Worker, according to their spin, but was never offered one. If I hadn't got a supportive wife, children and wider family, where would I be now?
That's my personal experience of the councils. After 4 years, I'm mostly fine but have residual numbness on my left and some minor weakness. The main problem I have now is epilepsy as a result of the stroke."