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Aphasia Re-Connect

Aphasia-Reconnect provides long-term peer support groups to people with an acquired communication disability, aphasia, often at a time when statutory support is limited. Peer support (where people with communication disability work together to support each other) is underpinned by an infrastructure of training, partnership, support and supervision. Volunteers are the life-blood of the charity and they are an intrinsic part of the partnership with people with aphasia.

Do you have an interest in health and how we measure outcomes’ Do you like working with people? Are you training as a therapist? Are you good with spreadsheets and do you have a tidy mind with a quest for detail and completion? If so, I should be delighted to hear from you. Come and meet our peer led groups within the Blackfriars area of London. It is a great opportunity to meet people with acquired communication disability, to learn about the impact of disability, and what can help If you are training as a speech and language therapist it is a great way to gain some experience with people with aphasia and wider acquired communication disability and in developing your evaluation skills. As a wider health care professional student, you may bring a wealth of experience to us whilst expanding your experiencer of meeting people with communication disability. Our groups meet close by to wonderful transport links with Waterloo, Southwark tube and bus routes all close hand.

Role Aim: 

· To subscribe to the ethos, values, mission and vision of Aphasia Re-Connect.

· To actively oversee and monitor the collection of outcome data across all Aphasia Re-Connect’s groups in SE1.

· To sign up interested and committed volunteers to work alongside you as group reps for the collection of outcomes data.

Duties: 

· To contribute to the collection of outcome data for Aphasia Re-Connect.

· To identify and agree the outcome measures to use effectively and practicably

· To engage and facilitate outcome reps for each group following the protocol of liaison guided by good communication access with people with aphasia

· To build a reliable spreadsheet to oversee data collection, via source and when due (date) and completed (date), across all groups.

· To provide prompts to group reps when outcome data collection is due.

· To keep in regular contact with Sally.

· To contribute to Advisory Group meetings with Sally at least once every six months in SE1.

· To follow and adhere to user consent and confidentiality guidelines as set out in law

Skills needed: 

It would be helpful to have a background in health and, in particular either expertise in outcome measures or some training in speech and language therapy,

Training: 

YES – supported communication skills training

Location: 
17 Elm Road (office only) Beckenham BR3 4JB
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A
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