Association Visitor  with Motor Neurone Disease Association (VG) (Ref: 855)
 
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Association Visitors act as the main contact for people living with Motor Neurone Disease (this includes the person with MND, their family and carer) on behalf of the Association. They keep in regular contact offering confidential emotional support, and accurate information to enable people with MND to make informed choices. By giving as little as two to four hours a week you can have a huge impact on the lives of people affected by MND.

The role is a challenging but rewarding one. As an Association Visitor (AV) you will keep in regular contact with people with MND, their families and carers either by phone, email or face-to-face visits, depending on what suits you and the person you are supporting.

For this role you need to be able to work as part of a team, liaise with Health & Social Care professionals and have the ability to develop and maintain supportive relationships.

MND is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, attacking the nerves that control movement so muscles refuse to work. It can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. It has no cure.
What are they looking for?

As an Association Visitor you will need to:

- Have good listening and communication skills
- Be able to work as part of a team and liaise with colleagues and health and social care professionals
- Be able to develop and maintain supportive relationships with people with MND and their carers whilst respecting different lifestyles
-Understand the need for confidentiality
-Be able to commit to a minimum of two – fours hours per week
-Understand the need for, and be willing to participate in, support and supervision meetings and development opportunities and use them appropriately

Practical

This opportunity is home-based with visits to individuals homes and support groups based in the region. Working times are flexible and depend on your availability. Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.

When: Variable times
Age requirements: Over 18
Where?

Gloucestershire

About Motor Neurone Disease Association (VG)
 
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The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

We are a membership organisation with over 9,000 members forming a powerful national and local network that provides information and support alongside fighting for improved services.

We have over 7,000 active volunteers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and around 170 paid staff, all dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by MND, now and in the future.

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