Let’s Talk and improve stroke services

City and Hackney residents affected by stroke are being encouraged to share their thoughts on local support and services at a free workshop on 5 February.

The ‘Let’s Talk about stroke’ event, from 1 – 3pm in Hoxton, will give residents who have had a stroke, or care for someone who has had a stroke, the opportunity to talk about their experiences of local services that they have received at home or in the community and how they can be improved.

Hosted by City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group and Hackney Council, the event will feature a number of sessions to gather views about how local services can support residents after they have returned from hospital with:

  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, taking part in physical activities and living with a disability
  • Feeling good, thinking and tasks
  • Work, leisure and responsibilities.

Dr Mark Rickets, Chair of City and Hackney CCG, said: “Our latest Let’s Talk event is an opportunity for residents who have experienced stroke, to tell us where we can make improvements or changes to the services that they’ve received after they've returned home from hospital. We’ll use this valuable feedback to ensure services can be designed to help meet the needs of everyone that uses them now and into the future. I’d encourage anyone who has experience of stroke services to come along and share their views.”

The 'Let's Talk about stroke' event is taking place at: Graeae Theatre Company, 138 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8DY

Book a place by Wednesday 30 January by contacting Eeva Huoviala, City and Hackney CCG Engagement Manager, on: 020 3816 3227; or email: eeva.huoviala@nhs.net Please share any dietary or communication needs.

The event is free and includes refreshments and lunch.