Support in your Area


Building aphasia friendly communities and reconnecting with others is a key part of what we do. Here are other local activities or services or people who have had a stroke and may experience aphasia too.

In Exeter:

At St Sidwells Community Centre, Sidwell St, Exeter, EX4 6NN:

The Stroke Association, Peer Support Group: 1st Wednesday of the month: 11am-1pm. Under £5.Contact 01392 447361

The Stroke Association, Singing Group: 3rd Wednesday of the month: 11am-12pm. Under £5. Contact 01392 447361

The Stroke Association, Young Stroke Survivors: 1st Thursday of the month: 11am-12pm. Under £5. Contact 01392 44736 strokedropinexeter@gmail.com

At St Luke’s Campus, Exeter University, St Luke’s Campus, EX1 2LU, 01392 724940 :

Action After Stroke: Mondays during term time: 10am-11am. £1. No doctors referral, word of mouth. Waiting list in operation. Medical Students involved to help stroke survivors. Contact Lucy Porter for more information lp315@exeter.ac.uk

At Clifton Hill Sports Centre, Belmont Rd, Exeter EX1 2DJ. Tel: 01392 253353

ISCA Active: Mondays and Wednesdays: 2pm-3pm or 3pm-4pm. Approx £12 joining fee for year & small use fee each time. Doctors Referral required.

Walking Circuit: Fridays: 12pm-1pm with joining fee – possible small charge too.

In Exmouth:

Exmouth & District Stroke Club (Affiliated): Bidmead Community Centre, Littleham Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2RD. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month: 2:30pm – 4:15pm. For more information contact Mrs Shelia Crunden 01395 271823

Exmouth Stroke Survivors Club (Affiliated): Devon County Council, Exmouth Library, 40 Exeter Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1PS.Wednesday Weekly: 10:30am – 12:00am. For more information contact Leonard Worsfold len.w34@talktalk.net 01395 279 70

Transport Help:

Community Car Schemes operate across all areas of Devon.

Exeter Community Transport Association is a local charity to help people with transport in Devon.

TRIP Community Transport Association Honiton  offers help with transport for the East Devon area.

The Devon Access Wallet scheme is an initiative to help make journeys by bus or train easier for anyone with communication difficulties.

Other

Freetrike Rehab Cycling offers opportunities for people with disability to access exercise  outdoors.

Westbank  offers a range of exercise including a gym with qualified instructors for people with disabilities.

Life after Stroke Services are offered in the area by The Stroke Association

East Devon and Exeter Stroke Rehab Justin Smallwood offers personalised support to help you achieve your goals and provide long term support. Contact 07967 310760.

Check out some of the national support services for stroke on our What is Aphasia page.