BROMSGROVE MP and Home Secretary Sajid Javid visited the town’s Life After Stroke Centre where he spoke to staff, volunteers and survivors about their experiences.
The visit came a month after Worcestershire County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) granted another 12 months of funding for vital stroke services in the county.
The cash will enable the Stroke Association to continue providing home support for people, grants for those who have been left in financial difficulty as well as the activities, advice and support offered at the centre and other dedicated groups in the region.
Jacqui Cuthbert, Director of Central England at the Stroke Association said she was delighted the MP could see first hand the amazing work taking place.
“Our staff and volunteer groups, many of whom are stroke survivors themselves, are stroke to the core and work tirelessly to offer the best possible support to the communities they serve.”
Mr Javid was impressed by what he saw and said: “Stroke destroys lives, so I’m keen to ensure stroke survivors in Bromsgrove have access to the best possible care and long-term support.
“With stroke now a new priority for the NHS in England, stroke survivors should expect to see improvements to local provision of stroke treatment and care including better access to the rehabilitation therapies they need to help with their recovery.”