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About the organisation

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 like working with people? Are you training as a therapist? Are you able to engage and develop a rapport with people with communication disability? Ae you a good listener, careful and meticulous?

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 in health care or psychology, it will broaden your experiencer of meeting people with communication disability, and give you great insight into the issues they face.

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 collect outcome data within the Aphasia Re-Connect group that you could willingly visit.

• To keep the Outcomes Champion updated

Duties: 

• To contribute to the collection of outcome data for Aphasia Re-Connect within a group setting.

• To liaise directly with the people with aphasia to book the time and place for the outcome collection, and confirm with them in accessible written format.

• To keep in regular contact with the Outcomes Champion.

• To feed ideas into the Advisory Group meetings once every six months via liaison with the Outcomes Champion / Sally.

• 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 related fields, with an interest in meeting people and gathering impact data.

Training: 

YES – supported communication skills training

Location: 
17 Elm Road (office only) Beckenham BR3 4JB
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
Tuesday, Thursday or Friday
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