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. You'll be doing this as part of the Swindon Stroke Support Group who are an affiliated stroke club.

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 other 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 Thursday between 7pm - 9pm.

Is this a one off opportunity?

  • No

How many people are needed?

  • Three

Any age restrictions?

  • Over 18 years of age