What will I be doing?

About 30% of stroke survivors will experience communication difficulties after their stroke which can make daily living extremely challenging. As a Communication Service Supporter you will be supporting stroke survivors whose communication has been affected by their stroke to develop new strategies to aid their communication. In doing so you will help people build their confidence, achieve personal goals and promote independence. This will take place either in a group setting or on a 1:1 basis in a stroke survivor’s home.

What skills and experience do I need?

  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You're willing to learn and use the technique, called 'supported conversation', that is used to support people with communication difficulties.
  • You're willing to try new things and adapt to the needs of the person you are supporting.

What skills and experience will I gain?

  • Practical experience of working with people with communication difficulties that could enhance your career or studies.
  • An opportunity to learn a range of different methods and techniques that can aid communication.
  • 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.

When do you need me?

  • The group meets every Thursday between 10am - 12pm. Home visiting opportunities are more flexible and depend on the needs of the people we are supporting. 

Is this a one off opportunity?

  • No

How many people are needed?

  • Six

Any age restrictions?

  • Over 18 years of age.