This is a volunteering role.
Community Outreach Volunteer (Current Employee) – London Borough of Redbridge, Greater London – 24 September 2018
I have been with the Stroke Association for over four years, working as a volunteer. During this period I have gained so much, my daily work involves supporting stroke patients, families and healthcare professionals in a hospital ward. Working with the outside stroke team to pass information and request resources such as information leaflets.
I have gained the skills to communicate and listen to people from different cultural background and religions. Respecting equality, diversity and right of people. Promoting independent and the safety of patients. Also, providing information that would support families and patient after hospital discharge. Liaising with community coordinators and other services to provide valuable information.
The hardest part of the job is to see upsetting patients and families due to having stork, yet I can not do anything to stop it from happening. This is the reason why we need to raise more stroke awareness because, stroke affect the whole family.
The best part of the job is to provide useful advice to patients and families, also observing patients recovery progress.