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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 and make healthy lifestyle changes.

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

Tasks may include

  • Joining group exercise sessions, ensuring all participants are comfortable and engaged.
  • Assisting in organising the group sessions by helping to plan transport, arrange refreshments and ensure attendance. 
  • Support stroke survivors to achieve their exercise-related goals through informal progress tracking throughout the 12-week programme.
  • Supporting survivors and carers to identify ongoing exercise opportunities locally once the 12-week programme has been completed. 

This is the role for you if:

  • you are comfortable supporting survivors and carers either 1:1 or in a group
  • you are relatively fit, active and maintain a reasonably healthy day-to-day lifestyle
  • you are able to assist people in setting and achieving goals in a supportive, empathic manner.

What skills and experience will I gain?

  • Opportunity to support a new exercise related service in your area.
  • Experience of supporting stroke survivors and carers in their life after stroke.
  • Opportunity to gain experience of working with people to achieve goals. 

Support and training provided:

  • Stroke Association induction and training
  • local induction to the service and how it will run to support survivors and carers
  • regular support from a named member of staff
  • ongoing training as the role requires
  • out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Location

  • Stockport (local leisure centre yet to be confirmed)
  • Tameside
  • Salford.

Is this a one-off opportunity?

  • No

How many people are needed?

  • Six

Any age restrictions?

  • You must be over 18 years of age.

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