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SummaryCan you help a group of people who have experienced long-term health conditions to meet fortnightly?
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.
- 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.