The Stroke Association is the major stroke charity in the UK. We work with people who share our commitment to changing the world for people affected by stroke.
The Stroke Association Befriending Scheme aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness, build the confidence and self-esteem of stroke survivors, including those with a communication disability. This service is also available to family members and carers. Volunteers provide a listening ear, information, advice, support and guidance. Support is provided on a 1:1 basis according to their individual needs either face to face, on the phone, online or in the community. The role will include supporting people to achieve personal goals and become more independent.
Benefits for you:
- Practical experience of working with people who have been affected by stroke
- An understanding and awareness of stroke and its effects and the challenges people face after stroke
- An opportunity to enhance your CV or learn new skills
- An opportunity to engage with your local community
- An opportunity to gain experience with a well-respected charity delivering sector-leading services
Stage 3 Communication Support Group Volunteer
Cookstown - each Tuesday from 10am - 12noon
About 30% of stroke survivors will experience communication difficulties after their stroke which can make daily living extremely challenging. As a Communication Service Supporter you will be supporting stroke survivors whose communication has been affected by their stroke to develop new strategies to aid their communication.
- Providing focused support to facilitate the communication of stroke survivors in small groups, known as workshop blocks that last between 6 – 12 weeks.
- Providing focused support to facilitate the communication of stroke survivors on a 1:1 basis in their homes.
- Providing focused support to facilitate the communication of stroke survivors to enable them to access activities and services in their local community.
- Where a service is able to provide more long term support you may have the opportunity to support stroke survivors in a group setting that offers more social/informal activities.
- Helping to develop and deliver new communication activities or ways of supporting stroke survivors
Volunteers will receive induction training and will be given appropriate training to the individuals needs for all roles.