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Peer befriending and support groups for people affected by Stroke, Aphasia and other long term health conditions, and their carers.


Aphasia Choir Helper

Organisation role · 2–4 hrs/month
The Community Hall,, Butterow W, Stroud GL5 3UB, UK
Advice & MentoringBefriendingMusic
People with disabilitiesOlder peopleHealth
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ReConnect Gloucestershire CIC
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Detailed description

ReConnect supports people affected by Stroke, Dementia, Aphasia, and other long term health conditions to connect with each other. We facilitate a peer befriending scheme and peer support groups across Gloucestershire to help reduce social isolation and build the confidence and self-esteem.


As a Group Enabler with the New Voices Choir, you will:

  • support our Music Therapist to run this small and friendly group for people with neurological conditions and aphasia.
  • help the Music Therapist to ensure everyone feels comfortable in the group.
  • organise tea and coffee for the group.
  • Support positive group dynamics.
  • encourage people to achieve personal goals within the group.
  • support people to become more independent.
  • provide admin support such as reminder phone calls or emails.

This role might be perfect for you, if you are:

  • able to enable and empower people to help themselves.
  • empathetic and non-judgemental.
  • willing to try new things and adapt to the needs of the people you are supporting.
  • happy to be autonomous with guidance from a key staff member.
  • over 18 years old
  • without a diagnosis of a severe mental health condition.
  • reliable, clean and presentable


As a volunteer, you will benefit from:

  • an induction and on-going training, covering safeguarding, health & safety.
  • regular ongoing support from a staff member.
  • meeting people who have been affected by stroke, aphasia, dementia and other long-term health conditions.
  • an opportunity to enhance your CV or learn new skills.
  • connection to your local community.
  • being a valued member of an incredible and friendly team.
  • out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed.


Location & time commitment:

  • most volunteers commit to 2 hours per fortnight for at least three months to provide consistency for the group they support. The New Voices Choir meets fortnightly on Thursdays 1:45-3:30pm.


Application Process:

  • To apply, please complete an application form.
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level is required for this role. ReConnect will process this with you for free.
  • Once we have received your application, references and DBS check we will arrange a time for your training and match you with a person.


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Peer befriending and support groups for people affected by Stroke, Aphasia and other long term health conditions, and their carers.