NE and Yorkshire Stroke Locality Voices
At the Stroke Association, we want to put people affected by stroke at the heart of everything we do. To achieve this, we are looking to work with a group of 12 individuals from across all of the Northeast and Yorkshires (including North Lincs and parts of Cumbria) with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who can share knowledge gained from lived experience of stroke to:
- Be a source of local knowledge, particularly on issues concerning stroke services, stroke provisions and health care.
- Provide input into local Stroke Association services and feedback on current ways of working.
- Be part of local quality reviews to ensure the best care is provided to stroke survivors and families in the area.
- Provide advice about how best we can reach more people affected by stroke.
- Discuss and help make decisions about locally-based projects.
- Bring new ideas and ways of working based on your own experience.
We are looking for people who:
- Have experience of stroke; this could be personal experience or through supporting a family member/friend.
- Have access to online meetings through a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
- Have an awareness of the health and social care system.
- Have the ability to distinguish between personal views and those of others affected by stroke.
- Are interested in improvements in Stroke care and life after stroke services.
- Can read and absorb information (with support if needed).
- Can take part in group discussions and listen to and respect differing opinions.
- Are comfortable with asking and answering questions.
- Live within the Northeast and Yorkshire area.
Requirements of the role:
- Time commitment – Meetings will last one hour and will take place every 6 to 8 weeks basis. The meetings will be virtual via Zoom (IT support can be provided).
- Active engagement – participate at meetings and ideally engage with other people affected by stroke. This could be through local stroke support groups that you may be a member of or that you can engage with.
- Tasks - Attending meetings, reviewing documents between meetings, and providing feedback. The group may also be asked to be involved in projects locally and nationally.
- Peer support – provide support to each other through encouragement and knowledge sharing, offering support and guidance, sharing resources and assistance.
How we will support you:
- We will provide you with support and training to take on this role.
- Completing the application process over the telephone or online.
- Installing and using Zoom for online meetings.
- We will discuss individually all accessibility needs - for example, the most accessible way for you to feedback your ideas.
- You will have a point of contact at the Stroke Association to answer questions and listen to feedback.
Interested in this role?
If you have questions or need support, please contact the team.
If you are interested in applying for the role, please get in touch with your:
- Telephone number
- Area that you live in.
Call, text, WhatsApp: 07595 787747 (Nigel)
Closing date: Friday 29 September 2023
Thank you for your interest, we will be in contact soon.