- Written by: Nina Milton
- Category: Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone, News, Thanet
- Published: January 23, 2020
We are proud to announce we have received 3 years National Lottery Funding for a Brain Injury Community Social Prescribing Link Worker.
The role will empower people in the community and help them take control of their health and well-being. The Brain Injury Community Social Prescribing Link Worker will spend time with people to focus on, ‘what matters to me’. They will take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
Social prescribing can help to strengthen community and personal resilience and reduces health inequalities. The role will help address the wider determinants of health, such as physical inactivity. The Link Worker will increase people’s active involvement, support people with their rehabilitation, including support for mental health, and those who are lonely or isolated, thus increasing an individual’s health and well-being.
Who are we looking for:
We are looking for someone who has at least 1 years’ experience dealing with complex health issues, disabilities and mental health in a community setting. You must be confident, with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to work to Key Performance Indicators. We are looking for someone who focuses on what people can do, and not what they can’t and a clear understanding of working in a person-centred manner. Travel in East Kent is a critical element to this role and you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle.
Please see full details in the attached documents.
To apply for this role please contact Linda Kerley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is Friday 21st February 2020
Interviews will be held Monday 2nd March 2020
Kevin Marlow, a supporter of Headway East Kent and professional photographer gave up
some on his time by facilitating Photography Workshops for the clients at each of our branches. Here is a photo when Kevin got to present each of the clients of Headway Thanet with their certificates for the completion of the course.
Well done all.