About us: What we do a summary


The Torrevieja Stroke Support Group (TSSG) is a registered charity founded in 2007. The Group is available to all stroke survivors and their carers.

TSSG provide information on how your stroke may have occurred; stroke care and prevention – covered in more detail elsewhere on our website. Well informed stroke sufferers and their carers cope better and their increased knowledge boosts confidence. Talks are given by qualified volunteers and questions and queries raised are addressed.


The aim of rehabilitation is to try and restore physical and mental abilities as far as possible to your pre stroke state. This involves overcoming or learning to cope with the stroke damage.

At TSSG you will be encouraged to relearn skills and activities and manage your disability through physical movement, mental stimulation and social interaction with skilled volunteers.

There is an Occupational Therapist who is available on three Fridays per month and a Physiotherapist and an Assistant available every Friday, all of whom advise and assist with rehabilitation.

Speech Therapy

After stroke, those who have the right side affected may suffer from aphasia. This is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person´s ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence.

Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others, and most people with aphasia experience difficulty reading and writing.

At TSSG there is a Speech and Language Therapist and an Assistant who can help you with these problems. This service is available on three Fridays per month. Speech Therapy includes assessment, practical help and advice on coping strategies for aphasia.

Recreation and Hobbies

As your rehabilitation continues you may wish to take up your previous occupation, hobbies or interests. Alternatively you may wish to learn new skills and activities. You will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities such as painting, singing exercise, games, quizzes, card making, etc. Imagination is the only limit to our range of activities!

There is a monthly outing (wheelchair friendly) which includes a walk and lunch. Due to the generosity of donors TSSG has taken members on respite breaks – a popular event that it is hoped to repeat. There are also occasional coach outings.