Supporting you - stroke services in the community

Northern services


The purpose of the Vista Service is to provide a 12 week exercise, advice and support programme for appropriate people who have had a stroke and their carers/partners. 

The Vista Service is provided in North Devon District Hospital on Fridays at 1.30pm – 3pm by a physiotherapist and clinical support worker.

Therapists will discuss Vista and referral if/when appropriate.

Stroke Association helpline

More information can be obtained by contacting the Stroke Association National Helpline on 0303 3033 100, email

Eastern services

Aphasia Support Group
The Aphasia Support Group is an informal and supportive group where people can have conversations at their own pace with others who understand what Aphasia is like.

The group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 2-4pm at the Mint Methodist Church on Fore Street, Exeter. Refreshments are provided.

Barbara Chalk, Aphasia Drop In Group Co-ordinator -
Helen Mann -

Exeter & District Stroke Club

Exeter & District Stroke Club meets on a monthly basis on the first Tuesday of the month.
Service type: Information, advice and support | Re-enablement and social inclusion, Stroke clubs

For more information on this service please visit:

East & Mid Devon Peer Support, Information & Advice Service

This service is for Stroke survivors of any age, carers and family members

Service type: Information, advice and support

For more information on this service please visit:​


Useful links

  • – information, advice and research relating to older people and carers.
  • Devon Social Care and Health – for people over 60. One stop access to information on benefits, pensions, and support.
    Tel No. 0345 1551 007
  • – advice and support for carers with local information.
  • – a communication website providing education and support for people with aphasia.
  • – assists disabled people to purchase or lease cars and wheelchairs
  • – a database of information on a variety of conditions and treatments
  • – Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to people with sight loss. Tel: 0303 123 9999; Email:
  • The Independent Living Centre (ILC) in Exeter offers a free and impartial assessment and information service to anyone in Devon who is looking for equipment to enhance their independence. independent living centre

Last updated: April 26, 2024.