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How the new Care Act will affect you this April

67-year old Roy is currently looking after his wife who is recovering from a stroke,

from April, he’ll be entitled to a carer’s assessment to review his needs and wellbeing

Life irrevocably changed for Roy Toon four years ago when his wife June suffered a series of strokes.

Norwich and South Norfolk stroke survivors in call for communication support service

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
7:52 PM

Stroke survivors in Norwich and South Norfolk are calling for a communication support service to be reinstated after a loss of funding.

South Norfolk stroke support group meeting in Cafe Marzano at the Forum, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

The Stroke Association ran the service to help sufferers left with aphasia – a condition where people have difficulty speaking or understanding speech – learn how to talk again or use other means of communicating.

But the charity stopped providing the service in March last year after losing NHS funding.

Carer writes to PM: Carers are being treated like second class citizens

Ex-Nunney woman writes to David Cameron: Carers are being treated like second class citizens

By Somerset Standard  |  Posted: March 20, 2014


Bryony Brook, second right, her husband Elliott and daughters Phoebe and Amber with Mayor Belinda Donovan at the launch of the Goaloids sculpture on Shepherds Bush Green

A FORMER Nunney woman has written to Prime Minster David Cameron in disgust at her treatment since her husband died suddenly over Christmas.

Mother-of-two Bryony Brook, who now lives in Bruton, cared for her husband Elliot for six years after he suffered a stroke in 2007 aged just 37.

Mr Brook, an artist and photographer, died suddenly on Christmas Eve 2013 of pancreatitis.

Since then Mrs Brook said she has had no support from the Government after being refused bereavement and widows’ payment, the mobility car she relied on was taken away and all her other benefits stopped.