Our service provides a seven day service for stroke specialist, multidisciplinary rehabilitation and support in the community for people who suffered a stroke and their family/carers.

Our service aims to make contact with the service user within 24 hours of being home.

GPs, district nurses, social workers or any health or social care professional can refer to this service.


  • Have a confirmed acute stroke diagnosis (by MRI/CT scan or clinically by a consultant).
  • Safe to be discharged home over the 24 hour period (e.g. adequate equipment, cognitive or physical support, and continence needs managed in-between care calls).
  • Barnet resident.
  • Patient cognitively able to engage with rehabilitation program and has rehabilitation goals.
  • Able to transfer/mobilise with one person assisting (assistance of 2 patients can only be accepted when there is a family member or carer available to assist in therapy).
  • Patient is medically stable and able to manage nutritional requirements safely at home.


Patient who is a non-Barnet resident, patients who have had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack), strokes with ongoing chronic functional deficits who have been previously seen by ESD, and or medically unstable where patient may require intervention of medical staffing within 24 hours.

  • Phone: 03000 200 655 option 1 (discuss all referrals with clinical screener to confirm discharge time)
  • Email: clcht.plannedcarebarnet@nhs.net referrals (including current medications list)

Download referral form

Deans Brook House, Edgware Community Hospital

Burnt Oak Broadway, HA8 0AD

Office is open Monday-Friday (8am - 5pm) for enquiries.

  • Stroke survivors who are able to transfer with the assistance of one and with equipment if required, and are no longer than 6 weeks since the stroke occurred.
  • Registered with a GP in Hertfordshire
  • Has identified Rehabilitation Goals
  • Stroke Survivors who are safe to be at home.

Home visits are available (and in-reaching to hospitals if requested).

The early supported stroke discharge service can provide equipment on day of discharge if requested in advance (five days usually).

Additional services for support:

Stroke Association is a charity that works to prevent stroke, and to support everyone touched by stroke, fund research, and campaign for the rights of stroke survivors of all ages.

Barnet Social Services is an organization that supports Barnet residents, who want to stay well and independent, have a physical and/or sensory impairment, have a learning disability, have mental health needs, are over 65 and are struggling, care for a friend or relative, need support to keep people safe.

Different Strokes is a UK stroke charity providing a unique service to younger stroke survivors and information about stroke in young people.

Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services, including: freephone helpline, booklets and publications, emergency funds etc. 

AJM Wheelchair Service is the Barnet assessor and provider of wheelchairs for residents. 

Millbrook equipment is the Barnet provider/maintenance of equipment ordered by prescribers for all residents

Royal Free Stroke Services and Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) clinics 

Mind Mental Health Charity offers information and advice to people with mental health problems.

IAPT Talking Therapy Barnet is based in Edgware Community Hospital, offering free and confidential talking therapy for anyone aged 16 and over registered with a GP.

Age UK Barnet is a registered charity for older people, offering information and advice, befriending, handyperson service, huge range of activities and classes etc.

British Red Cross is a humanitarian charity that supports people and communities in case of emergency. 

The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy.