Community Services


This is provided by local community rehab teams and may follow on from other services.

  • It may include ongoing physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy, or community nursing follow-up.
  • It will include 6 week follow-up and 6 month review.


Find out about groups in North Devon that are affiliated to The Stroke Association as well as others that are not.

More information can be obtained by contacting the Stroke Association National Helpline on 0845 3033 100, email

Torridgeside Affiliated Stroke Club – Bideford. Club activities include socials, talks, games, music. Contact details: Mrs H Schneck, Tel 01237 473316 for meeting times and location.

Barnstaple Stroke Support Group Meets: Thursdays 2-4pm in the Community Room, Medard House, Bevan Road, Barnstaple. Contact details: Mr C Hekkers, Tel 01271 325467.

This social group organises visiting speakers, entertainment and trips out.  Refreshments are provided at meetings.

Ilfracombe Stroke Support Group

Meets: the second Monday of each month 2.30-4.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Torrs Park Road

As well as having open membership, people who have had a stroke are referred to this group following rehabilitation at the local Community Hospital.

Holsworthy stroke group

Meets at Holsworthy Hospital on the first Wednesday of the month 2.30-4.30pm

A social group with guest speakers and regular outings.

Contact Iris Fry 01409 261322 or Dora Reed 01409 261688

Non-affiliated clubs and support groups

One-Ciders Group meets at Bideford Hospital, Abbotsham Road, Bideford. tel: 01237 420235

Useful Links – information, advice and research relating to older people and carers.

Devon Social Care and Health – for people over 60. One stop access to information on benefits, pensions, and support.
Tel No. 0345 1551 007 – advice and support for carers with local information. – a communication website providing education and support for people with aphasia. – assists disabled people to purchase or lease cars and wheelchairs – a database of information on a variety of conditions and treatments – Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to people with sight loss. Tel: 0303 123 9999;  Email:

The Independent Living Centre (ILC) in Exeter offers a free and impartial assessment and information service to anyone in Devon who is looking for equipment to enhance their independence. independent living centre

Last updated: October 3, 2017