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Ref: V221 | Communication Service Supporter | Wilmslow

We’re looking for three volunteers over the age of 18 years old, based in Dean Row Chapel Hall, Chapel Road, Wilmslow, SK9 2BX.

You’ll be volunteering every Tuesday between 10.30 am to 12.00 noon.

We are looking for communication service supporters to assist stroke survivors in developing their communication skills on a one-to-one basis in their homes or out in their local community so that they can access activities and services.

The volunteers will:

  • Be an effective communication service supporter, you need great listening skills and be able to support people in an empathetic and non-judgemental way.
  • Be willing to learn and use the technique, called ‘supported conversation’, that is used to support people with communication difficulties.

If you are someone who enjoys conversation, meeting new people and likes to try new things, then this role might be a good one for you.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this role.

Interested in this role?

Please click here to view the role profile.

If you are interested in this role, please complete our application form and send it to Diane Warhurst, Stroke Association Support Coordinator on Diane.Warhurst@stroke.org.uk.

We want to reduce barriers to inclusion. Help us understand who is applying for and getting roles with us by completing our equal opportunities form. This helps us continue to identify anything that’s getting in the way for people looking to join us. This information does not form part of your application.

If you would like further information, please contact Diane Warhurst, Stroke Association Support Coordinator on 07717 275706 or email Diane.Warhurst@stroke.org.uk.

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.

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.

We’re working to improve the diversity of our team. Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.

We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles.

If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!