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?

  • No

How many people are needed?

  • Six

Any age restrictions?

  • Over 18 years of age.