The Stroke Association in Macclesfield held one of its bi-annual service user events, at which stroke survivors, and their families and carers, can provide feedback on the service that they have received from the charity.
The event provided an opportunity to meet with stroke survivors and others affected by strokes, to learn more from them about their own experiences of stroke recovery and aftercare, as well as hearing their feedback on the Stroke Association’s support services available in and around nearby communities.
Support services include: the Macclesfield Stroke Club, which meets every second Wednesday between 7.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. at the Mayfield Day Centre on Mayfield Terrace in Macclesfield, which provides support, social contacts and a range of speakers and signposting; and The Knit and Natter group, at which stroke survivors meet to knit or crochet, either for themselves or as part of wider projects for local charities. The group meets every Wednesday at the Communal Lounge in Wykeham Chase between 10.30 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. Macclesfield and District Young Society (MADYSS) also meets every second Monday at 12 noon at the Flowerpot Pub, Congleton Road.
1,932 people in the Macclesfield constituency have experienced a stroke. Any local residents affected by strokes who wish to seek support from the Stroke Association can contact it’s Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100, where information about stroke, practical guidance and emotional support can be accessed.