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ReConnect Gloucestershire CIC

ReConnect Gloucestershire CIC

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

Community & familyOlder peoplePeople with disabilities
Outdoor Group Enabler

Outdoor Group Enabler

Organisation role · 1–2 hrs/Week · Starting from 12 Sept 2023
Robinswood Hill Country Park, Reservoir Road, Gloucester, England GL4 6TE, United Kingdom
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Support for people with long-term health conditions who meet at Robinswood Country Park fortnightly on Tues afternoons

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 long term conditions such as stroke, dementia and brain injury
  • 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
  • an interest in art


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:

  • Robinswood Country Park, Reservoir Road, Gloucester.
  • Every alternate Tuesday afternnon

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


What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

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 across Gloucestershire.