Assist with various aspects of the Shetland Stroke Support Group for example driving; social club activities; visiting stroke victims to provide support and friendship; providing basic IT training. The group meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at Quoys in the winter months, and go on day trips one Saturday a month in the summer months. A newsletter is sent out to all group members and volunteers each month to update on upcoming events and items of interest.
To provide information and support for those with stroke illness, their families and carers. Many people with stroke find integrating back into the community hard, due to loss of ability, loss of status and altered self image. Social isolation is a problem for them and their carers. Financial issues can also limit outings and opportunities for social inclusion and interaction
Experience required: Patience, good listener.
Travel details: All over Shetland.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Attend a social club event.