A new support group for younger stroke survivors has launched in Barnstaple.

The group will meet monthly at Barnstaple Social Club on St Georges Road, at 7pm.

Stroke is usually associated with older people, but one in four survivors is of working age. Barnstaple Young Stroke Survivors Group, which has been set up by the Stroke Association, provides a place for younger stroke survivors to meet and share their experiences.

Sonya Webb, support coordinator at the Stroke Association, said: “It’s hugely important that stroke survivors feel supported in their local community and this group can help them on their road to recovery.”

The Barnstaple Young Stroke Survivors Group meets from 7pm to 9pm on the second Tuesday of the month, at Barnstaple Social Club on St Georges Road.

For more information about the support group, please contact Sonya Webb on 07717275759 or Sonya.webb@stroke.org.uk.