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Aphasia Support is a Yorkshire based charity that helps people with aphasia. Aphasia can follow a stroke or brain injury and the condition not only affects a person’s ability to speak and/or comprehend, it can also have a devastating impact on other aspects of their life. We specialise in using computer therapy to support people with aphasia and were awarded funding from the Big Lottery in 2017 to develop our support in Yorkshire.
We offer a person-centred approach to our support placing the emphasis on working on improving the skills that our client has identified as being the priority. We aim to develop strong bonds of friendship enabling us to encourage and motivate our clients to work towards their goals. We provide long term one to one support in a person’s own home using specialist aphasia software to help people regain confidence, improve upon skills of language and communication, lose their feeling of isolation and get back into the wider community.
Are you friendly and patient? Can you spare a couple of hours each week - if so, we would love to hear from you.
Aphasia Support are keen to hear from new volunteers who would like to join our Speech & Language Therapy programme and be part of our growing team across Yorkshire. Prior experience is not necessary for this role as training and support is given.
Providing 1:2:1 support in people’s home or via zoom where appropriate, the volunteering role is based around your availability, however we would be looking for a minimum of 6 months’ commitment and ideally able to offer weekly sessions to one client for the first 12 weeks followed by 3 monthly sessions.
This role can really make a difference to someone’s life and is a great way to learn new skills and it can benefit people keen to move into healthcare related roles.
18 yrs and above
- References required
- DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)