Region

York - York Central Library Cafe and York Acomb Explore Library Cafe

We’re looking for one to two volunteers to support and facilitate My Stroke Guide.

The volunteers will:

  • Need to be over the age of 18 years old.
  • Need to be available on the first and second Wednesday of the month for one to two hours.
  • Be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced or standard level as part of the requirement of the role.

My Stroke Guide is an online tool designed to help individuals to self-manage their own condition after a stroke. My Stroke Guide Buddies visit stroke survivors and their family carers in a variety of settings and introduce them to this tool. Buddies can operate in local voluntary groups, as part of a service or in the local community supported by staff.

The goal is to help stroke survivors and their carers understand how they might benefit from it, and how they can go about connecting to and using the guide on a regular basis.

Tasks this role can include are as follows:

  • Introducing My Stroke Guide to survivors and carers.
  • Explaining the functions of the guide in detail in a clear manner and helping people to understand the support it can offer them.
  • Helping people to register with My Stroke Guide and decide how they can use it to best suit their needs.
  • Organising drops-ins and information sessions whereby local people can come along and find out about the benefits that My Stroke Guide can offer.

Applying

If you are interested in this role or would like further information on any aspects of our work, then please contact Katy Barton, Stroke Association Support Coordinator on 07908 981 628 or katy.barton@stroke.org.uk

The Stroke Association operates an Equal Opportunities Policy. To help us to monitor this, we'd be grateful if you could complete the Equal Opportunities form and send to equalops@stroke.org.uk

Role description

Please download the role description to the My Stroke Guide Buddy role.

About us

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.

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