Exercise Supporter

We're looking for a volunteer Exercise Supporter to support our Moving Forward after Stroke Programme.

The Moving Forward after Stoke programme provides exercise and education sessions to stroke survivors to:

  • reduce their risk of secondary stroke
  • improve their levels of physical fitness
  • reduce social isolation
  • make healthy lifestyle changes.

We are looking for people with an interest in stroke/disability and exercise to support this new service.

As an Exercise Supporter you will join group exercise sessions and ensure all participants are comfortable and engaged. You will assist in organising the group sessions by helping to plan transport, arrange refreshments and ensure attendance.

You’ll support stroke survivors to achieve their exercise-related goals throughout the 12-week programme and help identify local exercise opportunities for when the programme has finished.

Please read the full role description before applying. We currently have opportunities in the following areas:

Area Role specific information Contact
Battersea These sessions are delivered at Battersea Park Millennium Arena by specialist exercise instructors. The sessions are expected to run at the same time each week and details can be provided on enquiry. There will be some time required outside of these sessions to support people to achieve their goals. We need five people aged over 18.  Beth Brown on 020 8871 6756 or beth.brown1@nhs.net

Stockport Life Leisure Avondale
Oldham

We need six people all aged over 18.  Eamonn Greene on 07515 597171 or eamonn.greene@stroke.org.uk

Stroke Ward Referral Officer

As a Stroke Ward Referral Officer, you'll be talking to stroke survivors, their families and carers about support that is available and making a referral to Support Services.

You will work with hospital staff to:

  • gather information about new stroke survivors who have been admitted to the stroke ward
  • transfer information about new patients from hospital records to Stroke Association referral forms
  • meet regularly with the Family and Carer Support Service Coordinator to discuss the referrals being made.

You’ll put together information packs about family and carer support services and deliver these packs to stroke survivors, their families and carers on the stroke ward. You will need to be able to briefly explain the service and answer basic questions.

You will also order leaflets, factsheets and any other material that is needed for the service information packs

Area Role specific information Contact
Louth, Lincolnshire To visit Louth hospital on a biweekly basis, liaise with ward staff to collect referrals and visit patients and their visitors on the wards to hand out stroke information packs and introduce the Stroke Association Support Service. We’re looking for one person aged over 18, hours are 2pm to 4pm. Sheryl Willis on 01507 441579 / 07515 596806
sheryl.willis@stroke.org.uk

Staffordshire

We are looking for four to eight people aged over 18. You will be having discussions in hospital with ward staff and telephone conversations with stroke survivors to refer them into voluntary groups. Role will be required for approximately one to two days per month. Please read the full role description before applying. Jodie Drust on 07703 320 660
or jodie.drust@stroke.org.uk

Telephone Support Volunteer (Gateshead)

You'll make regular telephone calls to stroke survivors and carers who are being supported by the Gateshead Family and Carer Support Service. The aim of these calls will be to check on the stroke survivor's progress, identify any additional needs, and signpost to other resources and offer reassurance.

You’ll accurately record, in writing, the details of any calls and highlight and report any issues or additional needs. You will input details of these calls and any other necessary information into a central database that holds the details of all our services. 

What skills and experience do I need?

  • You're confident using the telephone and have a good telephone manner.
  • You have excellent listening skills and are able to interpret and record complex information.
  • You're empathetic and non-judgemental.
  • You're able to use office equipment and have basic IT skills.
  • You're able to work without direct supervision.

What skills and experience will I gain?

  • Practical experience of supporting people who have been affected by stroke.
  • An understanding and awareness of stroke and its effects and the challenges people face after stroke.
  • An opportunity to enhance your CV or learn new skills.
  • An opportunity to engage with your local community.
  • An opportunity to gain experience with a well-respected charity delivering sector-leading services.

For more information, and if you want to apply, please contact us on 0191 487 9988 or nestrokerecovery@stroke.org.uk

Caring and You Supporter (Sheffield)

To deal with the often devastating effects of stroke, carers need advice and support.  In this role, you will be assisting the Caring and You co-ordinator to educate and support carers of stroke survivors, covering different topics over multiple sessions.

Tasks for this role can include:

  • Attending on a regular basis to build a level of trust with the attending carers.
  • Setting up and shutting down the room before and after the session.
  • Talking and listening to carers who may be distressed.
  • Supporting group activities within the sessions and facilitating activities.
  • Preparing refreshments for the group.
  • Working with Stroke Association staff to support delivery of the education programme. 

These opportunities are available across the Sheffield area and we need two people for each six-week course. Applicants must be over the age of 18.

Download the full role profile for more information and, if you want to apply, please contact Margaret Harrod on 07764 903519 or margaret.harrod@stroke.org.uk

Active Lives After Stroke Volunteer

Active Lives After Stroke is a project that supports stroke survivors to become more active, improve wellbeing and reduce isolation through peer support.  We are looking for people who are passionate about keeping active after a stroke to motivate stroke survivors to get physically active through taking part in the sessions, and encourage them to overcome barriers and help them build confidence to achieve goals.

Tasks for this role can include:

  • welcoming and registering group members at the sessions.
  • providing encouragement and working with the activity leader to support members with activities.
  • keeping in touch with members between sessions to help motivate and encourage.

Download the full role profile for more information. We currently have opportunities in the following areas

Area Role specific information Contact
Preston  We’re looking for volunteers to support weekly sessions in Preston. There will be some time required outside of these sessions to encourage and motivate people to attend. We need 1-2 people all aged over 18. Laura Coleman on 07764905073 / 0151 305 0024 or laura.coleman@stroke.org.uk

Devon

We are looking for volunteers to support activities in Barnstaple, Croyde, South Molton and surrounding areas. Activities are expected to start early spring 2019. There will be some time required outside of sessions to encourage and motivate people to attend.  Sonya Webb on 07717275759 or Sonya.webb@stroke.org.uk

Pre-Referral Supporter

We want to make sure that as many as people as possible are able to access the support that our organisation can offer. As a Pre-Referral Supporter, you will be talking to stroke survivors, their families and carers about the support available and gaining consent for the hospital to refer to the relevant Stroke Association service.

Tasks for this role include:

  • promoting the Stroke Recovery Service and My Stroke Guide on ward to patients, family members, carers and staff
  • liaising with hospital staff to inform who has given consent to be referred to the Stroke Recovery Service
  • completing consent forms with individuals.

The role is based in Sandwell, West Midlands. We need one to two people over the age of 18 for up to fours hours weekly, Monday to Friday. Download the full role profile for more information and if you want to apply please contact Elliott Crampton on 0121 588 7200 or elliott.crampton@stroke.org.uk 

Life After Stroke Centre Activities Volunteer

Our Life After Stroke Centre (LASC) plays an important role in ensuring that stroke survivors do not become socially isolated. As a LASC volunteer, you will be part of the activities team, supporting stroke survivors to take part in activities, aiding long-term recovery and building confidence and self-esteem.

Location: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Tasks include:

  • Supporting centre users to access activities by providing information
  • Helping centre users to take part in activities, including leading, assisting with, and being actively involved in activities
  • Supporting staff to set up and clear away activity rooms
  • Greeting centre users and creating a welcoming atmosphere for anyone new to the group
  • Preparing and providing refreshments
  • Light administrative duties

Read the full role profile before applying. 

We're looking for five people aged over 18. Centre is open Monday to Friday, but activity times will vary.

Contact Nicola Miller on 01527 903 903 or nicola.miller@stroke.org.uk

Part Time Fundraising Administrator (London)

We’re looking for a Part Time Fundraising Administrator to support the Regional Fundraising Team in our London Regional Office. They will be responsible for:

  • Phone calls
  • Collecting tins in the community
  • Dealing with the post
  • Social media duties
  • Research and admin to support the team

We need one person aged over 18 years old, part time on Tuesday or Thursday, from 9am to 5pm.

For more information on this role, please contact Lida Ballou on 020794011356 / 07342049958 or Lida.ballou@stroke.org.uk

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