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Hello, and welcome to the website for Tendring Specialist Stroke Services. We are a registered charity providing post stroke services for the community of Tendring.

Our centres at Holland on Sea and Dovercourt offer a wide range of services focused on helping both stroke survivor and carer to rebuild their lives. Stroke Family Support provides telephone support, home visits, a wide range of information about all aspects of stroke, a Carers’ Support Group, and training.

Tendring Specialist Stroke Services can help after stroke by continuing the work done by health services. This journey needs to be supported for both stroke survivor, carer and family. Courage, strength, regaining confidence, support and advice come from meeting and sharing with people who have been through, or are going through a similar journey. Within our organisation we look at the positives and negatives of life now and in the future.

We can’t turn the clock back but we can offer support to stroke survivors and their families as and when needed and in the long term. Stroke survivors have the opportunity to meet other survivors and carers can meet with other carers. Many carers say much of their support and information comes from other carers.

“It’s good to hear how others manage their problems, you somehow don’t feel so alone, they know what it’s like to be a stroke carer.”

Dr Ed Garratt is Accountable Officer for Ipswich & East Suffolk, West Suffolk and North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Groups. He is also the Executive Lead for the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS) as well as lead commissioner of the East of England Ambulance NHS Trust. Dr Garratt visited the Tendring Specialist Stroke service, and spoke to staff and service users about the service.

It was an inspirational visit. I learnt a huge amount and it was a privilege to meet your staff and families. Dr Garratt comments:

“It was an inspirational visit. I learnt a huge amount and it was a privilege to meet your staff and families.”

We hope you will find our website of interest and it proves to be a valuable source of information and support.

We would welcome any comments or suggestions.

Office: 85 Frinton Road, Holland on Sea, Essex CO15 5UH. Tel: 01255 815905 e-mail:
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