Pets as Therapy


Finley Walter is our resident Pets as Therapy dog.  Finley has been attending Derbyshire Stroke Centre since he was just 12 weeks old.  Now he is a fully qualified Pets as Therapy dog and hardworking member of staff.  He is helped by Harry and Ruby, but Finley remains the main man! 


He has a wide range of duties such as meeting and greeting visitors, helping Jerry to dig the garden and taking part in activities.   He makes time to cuddle anyone who is feeling a little down and is always enthusiastic if a game of ball chasing is required.

Specialist neuro-physio 


Our specialist team can provide a range of services including:

  • Falls prevention

  • 1-1 physiotherapy sessions

  • specialist technical instructor and physio assistant 

  • gym assessments 

Carer Support


Caring for someone following a stroke can be challenging.  At Derbyshire Stroke Centre, we feel it is crucial to offer a high level of ongoing support for families and their carers. 

This is done in a number of ways:

  • Respite

  • Relaxation sessions

  • Pampering days

  • Peer support

  • Advice and information

Fully Accessible Transport

We are the proud owners of four wheelchair accessible vehicles.  Following a stroke getting back to driving sometimes is a challenge and there may be many reasons why a survivor is no longer able to drive.  Many families become isolated as they are unable to get out without considerable support. We are able to bring survivors and carers to our centre  offering a bespoke service - some people like to ride round, with the journey being part of their day out, others prefer to come straight to the Centre and let their day begin! 

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Derbyshire Stroke Centre
Holmewood Business Park
Chesterfield Road
S42 5US
01246 855350