Long-Term Conditions Self-Management - My Health, My Way Course Tutor

Improving Lives Plymouth

Name: Long-Term Conditions Self-Management - My Health, My Way Course Tutor
Organisation: Improving Lives Plymouth
Location: Improving Lives Plymouth, 156 Mannamead Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 5QL
Type: Part Time


My Health, My Way:

We run a self-management programme for anyone aged 18 or over who has any long-term physical or low-level mental health condition(s) and would like to find new ways to manage them to lead to an improved quality of life. The self-management course we deliver is called ‘My Health, My Way’.

Groups of 8-14 participants living with a mix of different conditions meet over four weekly sessions of three and a half hours at The Mannamead Wellbeing Hub and are led through a structured course by trained tutors, many of whom are also living with long-term conditions themselves.

Volunteer role:

We are looking for volunteers to become Long-Term Conditions Self-Management (LCSM) course tutors; facilitating the delivery of the course to people with long-term conditions. Courses are always delivered in partnership with another LCSM volunteer tutor or staff member.

Currently the courses are only delivered at the Mannamead Wellbeing Hub, but we aspire to take the course out into the community and deliver it at a variety of different settings.

Tasks will Include:
1. To commit to take part in a My Health, My Way course to
understand the course content and its key messages.

2. To support the co-delivery of a minimum of two, four-week
my Health, My Way courses per year.

3. To attend regular team meetings in order to support the
delivery of the My Health, My Way course.

4. To attend regular mandatory and additional training sessions
as and when required by Improving Lives Plymouth

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Organisation Description

Improving Lives Plymouth has been supporting people in Plymouth since 1907 with information, advice and practical support.

Our Charity's Vision
Supporting our service users to improve their quality of life.

Our Mission
To help individuals to shape their own solutions for a better quality of life by providing appropriate and accessible health and social care services.
To assist in the development of other voluntary and community organisations, particularly through enabling volunteering.

We have 8 service areas which are:

Volunteer Connections, Veterans Care Navigation Service, Sensory Solutions,
Long-Term Conditions Self-Management, Information and Advice,
Caring for Carers, Better Futures and Active for All

Visit https://www.improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk/ to find out more about our sevices


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Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Health and Hospital and Hospices

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Skills and Qualifications


- Experience of living with and self-managing a long-term health condition is beneficial but not essential.

- Good communication skills and group work skills.

- Calm and patient approach

- Must have an appropriate level of confidence to deliver

- Good team working skills

- Must be reliable, enthusiastic and able to motivate others

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Travel expenses can be re-imbursed.
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: Ongoing support from programme co-ordinator.
Training: Initial 4 day training course. Tutors are then assessed whilst co-delivering their first two courses before achieving accreditation. Tutors are monitored by an Assessor annually thereafter.

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period, DBS Check, Interview