Stroke Support

For stroke survivors, their families, and carers in Peterborough there is a lot of support available across the city. Please contact the following organisations for further information and support.

Caring Together

Caring Together is contracted by Peterborough City Council to support carers who look after a family member, partner or friend who cannot cope without their support due to long-term illness, mental health or disability - including strokes. Caring Together offer carer support groups, respite breaks, emergency planning and a range of services to carers. Call 0345 2410954 or email

Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Age UK supports older people, including stroke survivors, with services such as practical and social support including befriending, social activities and support in the home. Call 0300 6669860 or email

Alzheimer’s Society, Peterborough

Alzheimer’s Society in Peterborough work with individuals affected by dementia following a stroke and support their carers and families. The voluntary organisation has many support services including Information and advice, health and wellbeing support and social activities. Call 01733 865710 or email

Peterborough Stroke Rehabilitation Exercise Group

Vivacity offer stroke rehabilitation exercise classes.  Find out more by phoning 01733 863500 or emailing

Going home from hospital - British Red Cross

The British Red Cross are contracted by Peterborough City Council to offer people, including stroke survivors, support when going home from Peterborough City Hospital. The British Red Cross will collect you from hospital and make sure you have everything needed for the first 24 to 72 hours on arrival home.

They also provide practical and emotional support, whether that is stocking the fridge, feeding the cat or a just cup of tea and chat.

British Red Cross can then provide up to 12 weeks of support and signpost to other appropriate organisations. Call 01733 207113 or email

Stroke Association Connect (referrals through hospital discharge teams)

Newly diagnosed stroke survivors going home from hospital can be referred directly to the Stroke Connect Service by Peterborough City Hospital’s Discharge Team. The service will check on you, ensuring you are not on your own after your stroke and will offer reassurance, assistance with immediate concerns, and connection to ongoing support. The email address for this service is

Social Prescribers

If you or a family member/partner or friend have recently had a stroke you can be referred to a Social Prescriber for a range of health and wellbeing support. Talk to your GP to find out more about social prescribing.

Peterborough City Council

If you are a stroke survivor and need help with equipment and technology Adult Social Care at Peterborough City Council can offer advice and support.

If you need more support, Adult Social Care may suggest you undertake a social care needs assessment. The assessment looks at your strengths and needs, identifying what support may help you.  You can find out more on our Adult Social Care Assessment and Care and Support Planning page. 

Call 01733 747474 or email


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