What will I be doing?
After a stroke many people will not be able to drive and may find it challenging to access local activities, services and events. As a result, many people lose their independence and can become socially isolated. As a driver you will provide a safe, comfortable transport service to stroke survivors, and sometimes their carers and families, so that they can continue to feel part of their local community. Tasks will include:
- Using your own vehicle to transport stroke survivors, and sometimes their carers, families, baggage and/or equipment eg walking aids to and from group meetings.
- Assisting stroke survivors in and out of your vehicle where necessary.
- Engaging in conversation with the people you are providing transport for.
What skills and experience do I need?
- You have access to your own car or another suitable vehicle.
- You're a safe and competent driver.
- You have a good general knowledge of your local area.
- You can keep appointments and arrive on time.
- You hold a full driving licence, comprehensive vehicle insurance and a valid MOT certificate if your car is over three years old.
- You have a friendly and sociable manner.
What skills and experience will I gain?
- 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.
When do you need me?
- The group meets every Friday between 10am – 1pm
Is this a one off opportunity?
How many people are needed?
Any age restrictions?
- Over 18 years of age.