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PSP Association

PSP Association

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PSP & CBD are devastating neurological conditions. Currently there is no treatment and no cure. But there is hope. We provide information and support and fund vital research. We couldn’t do this ...

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PSPA Link Volunteer

Organisation role · 2 hrs/Week
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Summary

Provide information, practical and emotional support to people living with PSP & CBD and their families in your local community.

Detailed description

Do you enjoy listening to and helping people? Are you looking for a volunteering role where you can do just that, which fits in around your family, studies or other commitments? By becoming a Link Volunteer and donating your time, energy and skills, you can make a real difference to the lives of people affected by PSP & CBD.

 

Why we need you

Living with a diagnosis of PSP or CBD is life changing and at times families may need support to help them through difficult times. It can put a strain on personal relationships, as well as people’s mental health. Having someone to talk to regularly about their worries really can make a difference.

 

Why not be that person, by providing information, practical and emotional support to people living with PSP & CBD and their families in your local community.

 

What’s involved?

·      Offer emotional support to people affected by PSP & CBD

·      Explain the range of support and services that PSPA can offer

·      Enable people to identify problems as they arise and explore how these might be managed, outlining the sort of options available and how to access them

·      Keep timely, accurate and relevant records in accordance with PSPA’s guidelines

·      Attend regular training and development events

 

What skills do I need?

·      Empathetic and supportive

·      Effective communicator

·      Able to develop and maintain supportive relationships

·      Reliable

·      Understanding of dealing with sensitive and confidential information

·      Excellent listening skills

·      Be computer literate and have basic admin skills

·      Able to travel within your local area

·      Teamwork

 

Rewards of becoming a PSPA Link Volunteer

·      Personal development

·      Meet new people

·      Be valued as part of a team

·      Use and develop existing skills as well as learn new ones

·      Make a difference to people living with PSP & CBD and their families

 

Training and Support

We offer a comprehensive learning package that can be completed in your own time and covers all aspects of the role.

 

Where possible, a visit to our offices in Milton Keynes as a final training day completes the process. This will also be an opportunity for you to meet and get to know members of staff and increase your own knowledge and understanding of PSP & CBD and the wider work of PSPA. 

Ongoing staff support will also be provided.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About PSP Association

PSP & CBD are devastating neurological conditions. Currently there is no treatment and no cure. But there is hope. We provide information and support and fund vital research. We couldn’t do this without our amazing volunteers.

We aim to improve the lives of everyone affected by PSP and CBD, while funding research to seek a cure.

PSPA provides support and information to people living with PSP and CBD, while funding research into treatments and ultimately a cure for these conditions.
Our aim is that people affected by PSP and CBD do not feel they have to face the future alone.