Driving after stroke

The injury to the brain caused by a stroke can lead to widespread and long-lasting problems.

Driving after stroke can be challenge for any recovering patient, Coming Home Organization(cho) work tirelessly to provide services to help you recovery at home safely, easy and fast.

Although some people may recover quickly, many people who have a stroke need long-term support to help them regain as much independence as possible.

This article will answer some of your questions on Driving after stroke:

According to Stroke Association By law, you must not drive for a calendar month after a stroke. Depending on the type of stroke you had, others can’t drive for a minimum of one year after the stroke.

What if my doctor says I should not drive?

If your doctor tells you to stop driving for three months or more, you should contact the DVLA/DVA to tell them about your medical condition. You might need to send back your driving license, but wait until you speak to the DVLA. They will tell you what to do next.

How can a stroke affect my driving?

After a stroke, your ability to drive safely can be affected in various ways. You may have physical or visual problems, or you may have difficulty concentrating for long periods of time or making quick decisions.

Physical effects

Weakness in your arm, leg or both is common after a stroke can affect your abilities of Driving after stroke. You may also experience other physical effects which include pain, changes in sensation, weakness and problems with balance.

Vision problems

A stroke can cause a variety of problems with your sight. These include double or blurred vision, loss of central vision in one or both of your eyes, and visual field loss.

food parcels


Coming Home Organisation (CHO), is a registered NPO with Registration number 224-208 our short term goal is to provide a comprehensive wholeness centre by providing a customized home based care service to patients affected by chronic illnesses whilst working in collaboration with other organizations to provide support, promote healthy lifestyles and educate the broader public on prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses.

CHO has taken an initiative to help the disadvantaged families in the community by providing healthy food parcels. We are currently aiding 4 communities with healthy food pack:

  • Bangladesh community
  • Newlands community
  • Nkobongo, Shakaskraal
  • Reservoir Hills

As an NPO, CHO merely survive on funding and donations to make a difference in the community which is why we call upon the public to make donations in form of food or money to help expand this project to change many lives in this time of crisis.

We appeal to you for assistance to help the communities that were affected by the looting. Receiving food parcels will greatly assist us in helping these people who lost their jobs and those that cannot join the long lines for basic food items.

To make donations please use the banking details below or contact Avashna Moodley 0837881641 or Khanyi Mdluli 0710631137 for delivery options.

Please use the banking details below for your kind donation:

Bank- FNB

Name of Acc- Coming Home

Branch code -250655

Acc no. – 62808466818

Use your email/ cell no. as reference)

Post-Discharge Support for Stroke Survivors

Surviving a stroke

Surviving a stroke changes your dynamic and circumstances in life. Changes the life you once knew.  

No post discharge support = wasted acute care improvements 
The Stroke Survivors Foundation working actively with teams from around the world is introducing the PDSS program, powered by Stroke focus, a project run by passionate survivors and organizations, who share the belief that stroke care can be improved by empowering local support organizations.

Designed and implemented by survivors for survivors based on Surviving a stroke, PDSS overcomes existing barriers preventing post-discharge stroke support in South Africa. The technology powering PDSS offers the path of least resistance allowing us to provide immediate and early support, care and information dissemination.  

Early contact means we can establish an open channel of communication, which allows for a long-term relationship, making all the difference for the survivors and their family. PDSS is accessible to all people who have suffered a stroke and is available when they are still in early recovery and still fragile.

The critical point is to ensure that after Surviving a stroke, the survivor registers on PDSS before they are discharged from hospital.  By rolling out PDSS, we are building an ecosystem, made up of four categories, open for everyone passionate about improving stroke care to participate.  Let us find opportunities to help you reach the stroke community who, currently, is vastly underserved.  
The Stroke Survivors Foundation stroke survivors Company Reg No: 2010/002369/08 NPO Number: 083-885 PBO number: 930 035 711  


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