September 25th, 2016

Stroke survivors of Bromsgrove given chance to get into the driving seat

Stroke survivors of Bromsgrove given chance to get into the driving seat Stroke survivors of Bromsgrove given chance to get into the driving seat
Updated: 12:12 am, Jul 16, 2016

STROKE survivors in Bromsgrove are being given the chance to get back in the driving seat as part of a new scheme.

The Stroke Association has teamed up with the Regional Driving Assessment Centre and a meeting for anyone interested in returning to driving will be held at Bromsgrove’s Life After Stroke Centre, Church Lane, from 9.30am on Monday (July 18).

There, those interested will be able to speak to members of the driving assessment team, who are all qualified occupational therapists, about how the stroke has affected their ability to drive and procedures that need to be followed.

Strokes hit people’s ability to drive because they can affect people in a number of different ways, including physically, visually and making it difficult to concentrate for long periods and hampering the ability to make quick decisions.

There will also be a specially adapted vehicle, for people to view, in the centre’s courtyard.

Anita Bennett, a member of the driving assessment team, said: “Last year we provided more than 400 people with advice, adaptations and passenger assessments following a stroke.”

Call Christy on 01527 903701, visit www.stroke.org.uk or call the Helpline on 0303 3033 100 for more on Monday’s event.

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