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Community Stroke Services

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Stroke can affect anyone at any time in their lives and is one of Scotland’s main causes of disability.

Have you or a relative had a stroke? Are you looking for support? We can help.

Communication Support Service (CSS)
(CHSS groups)

The Community Stroke Services Department has offered local stroke services throughout Scotland for more than 30 years.

Its dedicated staff team offers support for

  • people who have had a stroke with particular focus on people with a communication difficulty
  • their carers and families


  • staff–led groups with the help of volunteers
  • one to one support with volunteers

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Community Stroke Groups

These run in many areas throughout Scotland. These Groups are available to anyone who has had a stroke. They are run by volunteers and stroke survivors themselves. They are supported by CHSS for insurance and guidance.

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Stroke Nurses

The CHSS Stroke Nurse Service provides individualised information, advice and support to people affected by a recent diagnosis of Stroke / Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) and their carers.

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Young Stroke Support Worker

The Young Stroke Support Worker (YSSW) post is an exciting development in Lanarkshire, established in January 2004.

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© Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland 2014 | Page last updated on Sunday 26th January, 2014