Based in Central Bedfordshire | 2-3 hours per week
This is a flexible opportunity that depends on the needs of the people we support. There's usually an expectation of two to three hours per week for a minimum of three months.
Opportunities are available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. We need two people both aged over 18.
About the role
A stroke can leave someone feeling isolated in a number of ways. Befrienders offer personal support across all services to stroke survivors and carers. In doing so, they help to reduce social isolation and build the confidence and self-esteem of the people they support.
As a befriender, you can support people in your local area on a one-to-one basis according to their individual needs. You'll also spend time socially with stroke survivors and develop a productive friendship for an agreed period. You'll be helping people to achieve personal goals, become more independent and reintegrate with their community.
Please read the full role description before applying.
Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.
When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt. Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community.
We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.
We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.
Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.