The Limbless Association is a long-standing national charity based in Chelmsford, Essex, which through its stakeholder networks extends its reach as an organisation operating and connecting nationally. The LA aims to support amputees, whatever their non-medical needs, from the point of consultation and preoperative assessment through to post-operative recovery and rehabilitation. Our core services include a dedicated support line, direct access to welfare rights and legal advice, peer to peer support through our membership, wellbeing support and links to local services.
The LA’s two key projects are the Support and Connect Hub outreach programme and Volunteer Visitors (peer mentors). The loss of a limb or limbs, through accident or illness, is a devastating and life-changing experience that affects the individual and their families. Consequently, issues can be multiple, complex and severe. Here at the LA we champion lives without barriers and believe that all amputees should have unparalleled support to lead independent and fulfilled lives.
Our key message is that No Amputee Need Cope Alone.
As a key member of the Volunteer Visitor team, develop and promote the peer to peer project widely to all key stakeholder groups, including but not exclusively service users, clinical settings, rehabilitation centres, related support agencies, local and regional networks and bodies as well as representing at sector events. This role will also support the recruitment, training and managing of volunteers in the defined region.