Stroke befrienders needed

Have you or someone you know had a stroke? Volunteer Cornwall are looking for volunteers to help recent stroke patients in their recovery journey. Stroke Befriending volunteers meet with other stroke patients on a regular basis and offer support and encouragement. We have found this can really help to build confidence and make people feel less isolated and more connected to their community.

We asked Margaret, one of Volunteer Cornwall’s volunteers, what it’s like being a Stroke Befriender:

You are doing something positive after something that hasn’t been something very pleasant for yourself…I always feel that if you can help someone else it’s all worthwhile and you can pass on your knowledge and information to them and hopefully they will gain from it too.

If you’re a friendly, kind, patient individual please get in touch to find out more about becoming a Stroke Befriending volunteer.

You can visit the info page on Volunteer Cornwall’s website, call 01872 266997 or email Jenny Wilkins at jennywilkins@volunteercornwall.org.uk