New ‘life-changing’ service for stroke survivors

September 8, 2021

New ‘life-changing’ service for stroke survivors

If a stroke has affected your life, we could help change it.

A stroke strikes every five minutes and 100,000 people have strokes each year. These are shocking figures, but Ledbury-based charity, Megan Baker House (MBH), is already helping to make a difference to the lives of countless stroke survivors in the West Midlands and throughout the UK.

Megan Baker House  typically supports babies, children, and adults with neurological motor disorders such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and stroke.

After a successful ‘taster’ session, the charity is now bringing their specialist Conductive Education service to the Life After Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove.

Conductive Education (CE) is a practical and successful method that provides coping mechanisms and techniques to allow people to learn to manage the difficulties caused by their movement disorder. It is built on the concept of human potential; the idea that everyone can develop and learn regardless of their starting point.

Head of Client Services at MBH, Sue Mechan, says: “Following a stroke, Conductive Education sessions can support you physically and emotionally. We aim to help people regain independence, social and daily living skills, confidence, and an increased overall awareness and range of movements. We can also help people regain more control over the affected side and increased quality of speech, if necessary.”

The sessions will run each Wednesday and will last 1.5 hours in a small group of up to 6 people. The first 3 weeks are free of charge.

To book a place, email Sue Mechan at or call 01531 633840.