Life After Stroke – Help for residents recovering from a stroke who feel isolated

Throughout Sefton’s Year of Friendship, Sefton Council is dedicated to reducing loneliness by making residents aware of the many groups and activities on offer throughout the borough.

The Council would like to highlight the Stroke Association’s work to tackle isolation for Sefton residents who are recovering from a stroke.

The Stroke Association: Take a Moment… Know Your Blood Pressure Campaign

Through March and April 2016, the Stroke Association are raising awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke.

On 1 March the Stroke Association launched the Take a Moment campaign. They will be asking people to take a moment to order a free blood pressure information pack – by downloading the pack they will be taking the first step in preventing stroke. 

The pack provides information about the link between high blood pressure and stroke, details about where to get a blood pressure check and tips on how to maintain good blood pressure control.

High blood pressure can affect anyone of any age and often has no symptoms. The only way to find out if you have hypertension is to get your blood pressure tested.

Take a moment to get your blood pressure tested in order to enjoy more moments doing what you love, with the people you love.

Blood pressure testing is quick, easy and painless and you don’t need to book an appointment with your GP to get yours tested.

The free information pack is available to download from their website at