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


Group Enabler

Organisation role · 2–4 hrs/month · Starting from 9 Jun 2022
Dundry Garden Centre, Dundry Nurseries, Cheltenham, England GL51 6SN, United Kingdom
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ReConnect Gloucestershire CIC
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Can you help a group of people who have experienced long-term health conditions to meet fortnightly?

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, you will:

  • support our Group Leaders to run peer support groups for people affected by a long-term health condition.
  • help the Group Leader 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.
  • organise seasonal trips out for the group.

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 1-2 hours per week for at least three months to provide consistency for the group they support.
  • our groups run across Gloucestershire, please see our website.


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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What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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