|Name:||Communication Support Volunteer|
|Location:||c/o NSCP, 2nd Floor, Castlewood, Tickenham Road, East Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 6FW|
2 hours per week
A Communication Support Volunteer would provide assistance to people who have communication difficulties following a stroke in either a group, a one-to-one basis in their homes, or in support meetings under the direction of a Communication Support Coordinator (CSC).
The Stroke Association was formed in 1992 out of the Chest, Heart and Stroke Association (CHASA), to focus exclusively on stroke. The preceding decades had seen the development of community based rehabilitation programs based on the work of Valerie Eaton Griffiths with actress Patricia Neal – wife of author Roald Dahl - following her series of severe strokes in the 1960s. Supported by the CHASA, these services became an increasingly significant part of their work until the charity decided to focus all of its attention and resources on stroke to become the Stroke Association.
The Stroke Association provides a wide range of Life After Stroke services to meet the needs of stroke survivors and carers across the UK. Services include the Stroke Recovery Service, Communication Support Service, Emotional Support Service, Exercise-based Rehabilitation Service, Post Stroke Review service and Caring and You; which helped over 58,000 stroke survivors across the UK in 2016-17. These services operate in England (including the Isle of Man and Jersey), Wales and Northern Ireland.