What will I be doing?
Our Life After Stroke Service groups play an important role in ensuring that stroke survivors do not become socially isolated. They also help to build the confidence and self-esteem of the people who attend. As a Stroke Group Supporter you will be part of a team who will assist in the running of the working-age stroke group in Basildon who provide longer term social support to stroke survivors. Tasks could include:
- Assisting our staff in arranging activities and events for the group by helping to provide information, researching and contacting local activity and/or service providers.
- Supporting people to take part in activities organised for the group.
- Supporting our staff to set up and clear away venues where the group meets.
- Meeting and greeting group members.
- Preparing and providing refreshments.
- Potentially helping with other tasks that ensure the smooth running of the group.
What skills and experience do I need?
- You have excellent listening skills.
- You have excellent organisational skills.
- You enjoy working with other people.
- You have a friendly and approachable manner.
What skills and experience will I gain?
- Practical experience of working with 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.
When do you need me?
- The group meets every other Monday between 10am – 11am.
Is this a one off opportunity?
How many people are needed?
Any age restrictions?
- Over 18 years of age.