Cornwall Stroke Service
The Cornwall Stroke Service treats about 1,000 new stroke patients and between 600 and 700 patients with transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) every year.
The service is spread across Royal Cornwall Hospital and the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at Camborne Redruth Community Hospital's Lanyon Stroke Unit (Rehabilitation).
Connect Cornwall is a charity that works with individuals affected by a long term health condition. This could be related to stroke, communication difficulties, diabetes, heart failure, depression, anxiety, COPD etc. In fact anything that makes you feel unwell and isolated from the rest of the community. Support includes:
- A specialised befriending service for those in hospital, particularly Camborne Redruth Community Hospital, Bodmin, Royal Cornwall Hospital and Mount Gould hospitals.
- A befriending service for those in their own homes
- A bespoke service to those in nursing and residential care
- Conversation and other groups throughout Cornwall including diabetes, anxiety, depression and other long term health conditions.
- Information advice and support for all those living with a long term health condition including those carers that support them.
They have four officers working across Cornwall as well as a whole range of trained volunteers. Uniquely, all volunteers have experienced a long term health condition themselves, either as an individual or as a carer, so they really can offer an informed balance of information, support and guidance. It is this Peer Support that truly makes Connect unique.
Volunteer training and recruitment is a hallmark of Connect’s work; all volunteers receive DBS checks, safeguarding and health and safety training as well as specialised stroke / communication support training. So if you are:
- Affected by a long term health condition either personally or as a carer
- Working professionally with those affected by stroke
- Wanting to volunteer and train as a peer support leader
Please phone 07896 682610 or email Joy Eustice at email@example.com (West Cornwall) or phone 07709 08056 or email Hayley Burgoyne at firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid and North Cornwall).