Ref: V211 | Southport and Formby
We’re looking for two service group supporters (peer support and communication support) over the age of 18 years old, based at Woodvale Community Centre, Meadow Lane, Southport, PR8 3RS.
You’ll be volunteering in the following capacity:
Communication group – 6 week block (2 hours per week) – full details to be confirmed.
Peer support group – Once a month (2 hours per session)
As a stroke group supporter you will be part of a team assisting in the running of one (or more) of these service groups and in doing so you help make a real difference to the lives of stroke survivors.
The volunteers will:
- Support people to take part in activities organised for the group.
- Assist our staff in arranging activities for the group, providing information and researching local activity options.
- Meet and greet group members and support our staff in setting-up and clearing away venues for group meetings.
- Help with other tasks to help the group run smoothly such as risk assessments and gathering feedback from people who attend.
- Some of our volunteers may assist stroke survivors in developing their communication skills in small groups.
- You may also be asked to help to support the development and delivery of new communication activities or ways of supporting stroke survivors.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this role.
Interested in this role?
Find out more by downloading the role description for the Service Group Supporter role.
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, so please don’t send it with your application form.
If would like further information please contact Gemma Davies, Stroke Association Support Coordinator, on 07717275815 or Gemma.Davies@stroke.org.uk
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.