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The Stroke Association - Communication Service Supporter

Details of the Charity:

Our vision is for there to be fewer strokes, and for people affected by stroke to get the help they need to live the best life they can.

Our core purpose is to be the trusted voice of stroke survivors and their families. We want to drive better outcomes in stroke prevention, treatment and lifelong support for everyone affected by stroke.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

This is only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community, the generosity of our supporters and the hard work of our amazing people.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

The main task for our communication service supporters is to assist stroke survivors in developing their communication skills in small groups (workshops) of approximately 12 weeks.

Depending on the need, communication service supporters may assist stroke survivors in developing their communication skills on a one-to-one basis in their homes or out in their local community so that they can access activities and services.

The group meets every week (for a 12-week duration) from 11 am to 1 pm at Room 7, Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge.

Skills Required:

  • To be an effective communication service supporter you need great listening skills and be able to support people in an empathetic and non-judgemental way
  • You need to be willing to learn and use the technique, called ‘supported conversation’, which is used to support people with communication difficulties
  • If you are someone who enjoys conversation, meeting new people and likes to try new things, then this role might be a good one for you
  • Our communication service supporters also need to be able to adapt to the specific needs of the person they are working with in order to support them in the most appropriate way

Additional Benefits:

  • Training in stroke, its effects and how to support stroke survivors with communication needs will be provided
  • Volunteering Hours to go towards the Brunel Volunteer Awards

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
  • Would you like to sign-up for a weekly volunteering Newsletter?