Life after Stroke – rehabilitation for stroke survivors

Thrive works to use horticulture as a therapeutic activity for stroke survivors.

Training for Life after Stroke

This is a project training professionals who work with stroke survivors to use horticulture as a therapeutic activity. The training is available to those in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxford, Surrey and Buckinghamshire and will be extended to a wider area in 2012/13.

Training for Life after Stroke provides training and specific ongoing support for professionals and volunteers who want to run horticultural activity sessions. The training is free of charge and can be delivered at Thrive’s Trunkwell Garden or at other sites across the project area. The training can be either a full day or 2 or 3 shorter sessions split across several days.

Ongoing support will then be provided by Thrive, including attendance at the first horticultural activity session and telephone and e-mail support for specific questions or issues.

A resource pack is provided as part of the training which gives assistance and information on dealing with stroke survivors problems, eg hemiplegia, aphasia, neglect, etc, during the therapy sessions. The pack also includes some suggested activities and a calendar of activities throughout the year.

If you are interested in any part of the Training for Life after Stroke project then please contact the project co-ordinator on 0118 988 4844 or email.