Based in Sunderland
We're looking for five people aged over 18 to volunteer for us in Sunderland. Further details about when we would need you will be given on enquiry.
About the role
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.
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.