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Help for people with stroke in Ireland

Volunteer Stroke Scheme, 249 Crumlin Road, Dublin 12. Tel: 01-4559036 Fax:01-4557013

Email: vss@iolfree.ie

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The Volunteer Stroke Scheme was set up in 1983 to cater for stroke patients and their families.

Priority was given to those with speech and allied problems. Over the years the scheme has progerssed and we now have four Dublin based clubs where groups meet on a weekly basis and participate in therapeutic type activities, as well as physiotherapy sessions.

Annual Holidays, Outings and Christmas Parties are also held.

Home visits by volunteers are arranged wherby a speech programme given by the patient's Speech and Language Therapist is followed.

An information pack, costing E5.00 is available from Head Office.

DVD Stroke Prevention

The new Video/DVD on Stroke & Stroke Prevention is now available and can be obtained by sending an A4 sized, E1.25 stamped, self adressed envelope to:

The Volunteer Stroke Scheme
249 Crumlin Road
Dublin 12

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Hope After Stroke by Jean Murphy is a new publication. It can be obtained by sending a E10.00 cheque/postal order along with an A5 sized 90cent stamped self addressed envelope to:

Mrs Jean Murphy
4 Albert College Lawn,
Dublin 9

To read review click on book image

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A Stroke of Luck by Anthony Holten is a new publication relased in September 2007 by Nonsuch Publishing.

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A Counselling Service has been set up by The Volunteer Stroke Scheme
and is available Free of Charge to our members and their families
(to become a member please click here)

For further information, please contact the office by phone 01-4559036 or email vss@iolfree.ie

We produce an annual news letter which is distributed to all Hospitals, Libraries, Members and the G.P's in the Dublin area.

Back Issues are now available to read online. - Click here

Support Meetings for carers and their families are also given, along with Volunteer Training sessions.

There is a Technical Aids Loan Scheme in operation whereby Technical Aids can be borrowed F.O.C. for a three month period. This is to cover waiting time, which is sometimes experienced while patients are waiting for equipment from their Health Board or whereby they would like to try out an item before purchasing. These have to be applied for by an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist.