First Steps Host (Edinburgh Branch First Steps Host)

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We know that, when the time is right for an individual, meeting other people with Parkinson's is important when you're newly diagnosed, to help face the future positively. Your personal experience of Parkinson's will help inspire and inform recently diagnosed people as you co- facilitate the programme - made up of four separate online sessions, each three hours in duration

Groups consist of up to six people with Parkinson’s along with their partner or supporter. You'll lead the group through sessions, delivered online via Zoom, to help them make plans and choices to live as well as possible at every stage of their condition.

We’re looking for volunteers to co-facilitate online First Steps courses for people with Parkinson's in the Edinburgh and Midlothian area, but you may also be interested in facilitating face to face courses when the time is right. For this reason we would prefer you to be based in or around the Edinburgh and Midlothian area. We hold 2 intakes a year for new volunteers. We accept applications all year and applicants will be contacted with the date of the next intake.

This role requires access to a laptop or desktop rather than, or in addition to, a tablet.