About a third of stroke survivors will experience communication difficulties after their stroke, which can make daily living extremely challenging. Our Communication Service Supporters support stroke survivors to develop new strategies to aid their communication. In doing so, they help people to build their confidence, achieve personal goals and promote independence.

As a Communication Service Supporter, you can provide focused support to facilitate the communication of stroke survivors in groups, or on a one-to-one basis in their homes, and 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. You'll also help to develop and deliver new communication activities or ways of supporting stroke survivors.

Please read the full role description before applying. We have opportunities available in the following areas:

Area Role specific information Contact
Across London Opportunities are available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Exact details can be discussed and confirmed during the application process. We need four people all aged over 18. Lina Choudhury on 0207 940 1340 or lina.choudhury@stroke.org.uk
Alton This a flexible opportunity that depends on the needs of the people that we support. However, there is an expectation of between one to two hours per week. We need five people all aged over 18.  Graham Wake on 07717 275 773
Basingstoke This a flexible opportunity that depends on the needs of the people that we support. However, there is an expectation of between one to two hours per week. We need five people all aged over 18.  Samantha Malkin on 01256 842531 or samantha.malkin@stroke.org.uk
Chester We would need you every other Wednesday, 10am – 12pm in Newton and every Friday in blocks of eight weeks, 10.30am – 12pm in Upton-by-Chester. We need five people all aged over 18.  Karen Davies on 01244 389 266 or karen.davies@stroke.org.uk
Colchester The group meets every Wednesday, 10am – 12pm. Home visiting opportunities are more flexible and depend on the needs of the people we are supporting. We need six people all aged over 18. Kerry Foot on 01284 760006 or kerry.foot@stroke.org.uk
Cookstown This is a Communication Service Supporter within a Voluntary Group. The group meets every Tuesday, 10am – 12pm. We need two people both aged over 18.  Janice Kirkpatrick on 028 9050 8029 or janice.kirkpatrick@stroke.org.uk 
Crewe The group meets every Tuesday, 11am –12.30pm in blocks of five weeks. We need five people all aged over 18.  Christine Wilson on 01270 256194 or christine.wilson@stroke.org.uk
Durham Details of when we need you will be given on enquiry. We need five people all aged over 18. Amy Thirtle on 0191 4879 988 or Amy.Thirtle@stroke.org.uk
Fareham Details of when we need you will be given on enquiry. We need five people all aged over 18. Carly Davey on 07717 275850 or carly.davey@stroke.org.uk
Felixstowe The group meets every Wednesday, 10am – 12pm. Home visiting is a flexible opportunity and depends on the needs of the people we support. We need five people all aged over 18. Kerry Foot on 01284 760006 or volunteeringeast@stroke.org.uk
Gateshead Frequency of attendance will be arranged with the Service Coordinator according to needs of the people we support. We need five people all aged over 18. Amy Thirtle on 0191 4879 988 or Amy.Thirtle@stroke.org.uk
Glasgow The group meets on the third Thursday of every month, 2pm – 4pm. A second meeting will be arranged on a monthly basis by the committee. We need one person aged over 18.  Maureen Hunter on 07703 319220 or maureen.hunter@stroke.org.uk
Gosport Details of when we need you will be given on enquiry. We need five people all aged over 18. Carly Davey on 07717 275850 or carly.davey@stroke.org.uk
Hartford We would need you every Friday, 1:45pm – 3pm in blocks of six weeks. We need five people all aged over 18.  Christine Wilson on 01270 256194 or christine.wilson@stroke.org.uk
Heanor We would need you every other Wednesday, 1pm – 3.30pm. We need five people all aged over 18. Emma Voyle on 07717 275725 or emma.voyle@stroke.org.uk
Hemel Hempstead The group meets every Thursday, 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Home visiting opportunities are more flexible and depend on the needs of the people we are supporting. We need six people all aged over 18. Kerry Foot on 01284 760006 or kerry.foot@stroke.org.uk
Hillingdon We would need you every other Monday, 11am –12.30pm or every Thursday, 11am – 1pm. Home visiting opportunities are more flexible and depend on the needs of the people we support. We need five people all aged over 18. Jacqui Guyett on 07515 596 959 or jacqui.guyett@stroke.org.uk
Ipswich The group meets every Monday, 11am –12.30pm. Home visiting is a flexible opportunity and depends on the needs of the people we support. We need five people all aged over 18. Kerry Foot on 01284 760006 or volunteeringeast@stroke.org.uk
King's Lynn The group meets every Friday, 10am – 12.30pm. Home visiting is a flexible opportunity and depends on the needs of the people we support. We need five people all aged over 18. Kerry Foot on 01284 760006 or volunteeringeast@stroke.org.uk
Long Eaton We would need you every Wednesday, 10.30am-11am. We need five people all aged over 18. Emma Voyle on 07717 275725 or emma.voyle@stroke.org.uk
Mickleover We would need you every other Tuesday, 1pm –3.30pm. We need five people all aged over 18. Emma Voyle on 07717 275725 or emma.voyle@stroke.org.uk
Nailsea We would need you every Wednesday, 10am –12.00pm. We need five people all aged over 18. Verity Aldous on 01275 870328 or Verity.Aldous@stroke.org.uk
North Belfast This is a Communication Service Supporter within a Voluntary Group. The group meets every Tuesday, 10.30pm – 12.30pm. We need two people both aged over 18.  Janice Kirkpatrick on 028 9050 8029 or janice.kirkpatrick@stroke.org.uk
North East Hampshire This a flexible opportunity that depends on the needs of the people we support. However, there is an expectation of between one to two hours per week. We need five people all aged over 18. Samantha Malkin on 01256 471301 or samantha.malkin@stroke.org.uk
Oxfordshire Details of when we need you will be given on enquiry. We need two people both aged over 18. Harriet Hammond on 01865 771624 or  harriet.hammond@stroke.org.uk
Ryde or Newport This a flexible opportunity that depends on the needs of the people we support. However, there is an expectation of between one to two hours per week. We need five people all aged over 18. Tina Cutting on 01983 612729 or tina.cutting@stroke.org.uk
South Derbyshire In most cases there will be an expectation of at least one hour per week Monday to Friday, 10am – 4.30pm. We need ten people all aged over 18. Emma Voyle on 07717 275725 or emma.voyle@stroke.org.uk
South Tees Details of when we need you will be given on enquiry. We need five people all aged over 18. Amy Thirtle on 0191 4879 988 or Amy.Thirtle@stroke.org.uk
South Tyneside Details of when we need you will be given on enquiry. We need five people all aged over 18. Amy Thirtle on 0191 4879 988 or Amy.Thirtle@stroke.org.uk
Southport and Formby The groups meet on Mondays, 10.30am – 12pm and Wednesdays, 2pm – 4pm. We need three people all aged over 18. Emma Howard on 01704 385135 or emma.howard@stroke.org.uk
Spennymoor Every other Friday, 1pm – 3pm for group activities. Home visiting is more flexible and is according to the needs of the people we support. However, there would usually be an expectation of between one to two hours per week. We need ten people all aged over 18. neadmin@stroke.org.uk
Sunderland Details of when we need you will be given on enquiry. We need five people all aged over 18. Amy Thirtle on 0191 4879 988 or Amy.Thirtle@stroke.org.uk
Thetford  This is a flexible volunteering opportunity and depends on the needs of the people we support. Opportunities are available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. We need three people all aged over 18. Kerry Foot on 01284 760006 or kerry.foot@stroke.org.uk
Watford The group meets every Thursday, 10am – 12pm. Home visiting opportunities are more flexible and depend on the needs of the people we are supporting. We need six people all aged over 18. Kerry Foot on 01284 760006 or kerry.foot@stroke.org.uk

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