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Community stroke service

The Community Stroke Team is based at the Hillside Centre in Hereford.

The service provides Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy to clients with stroke, usually by visiting you in your own home.

We aim to work closely with our clients to set realistic but meaningful rehabilitation goals, and to help you to: 

  • understand your stroke and manage your condition as independently as possible
  • increase your level of participation in daily activities of all kinds
  • work on and improve impairments in physical, neurological or cognitive function and manage any residual disability, in the areas of:
    • upper or lower limb weakness or paralysis
    • difficulty with balance, sitting or standing
    • visual, sensory and perception problems
    • impairments in attention, concentration, memory or other areas of cognitive function
    • physical or cognitive impairments which affect your ability to drive a car
    • difficulties with communicating, including problems finding words or selecting the right word, limited understanding of speech or written material, and physical co-ordination problems or muscle weakness affecting the clarity of your speech
    • difficulty chewing and swallowing food & drink

We may also recommend and/or supply equipment which you may need to help you to manage your day-to-day activities, including (but not limited to): 

  • mobility aids such as wheelchairs, frames or sticks
  • personal aids including trolleys, shower chairs or perching stools
  • communication aids including laptops and tablets


If you do need equipment, some can be provided for as long as you need it, and some can be loaned for a limited or trial period, or to find out if it is suitable for you. In some cases we may be able to suggest an item which we believe might help you but we may not be able to supply it ourselves.

© Wye Valley NHS Trust 2014