Every day in Scotland 25 people will have a stroke. In Tayside alone, 10,503 people are living with the impact of a stroke.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) wants to make sure that everyone has the best recovery they can after a stroke. You can volunteer with CHSS and help stroke survivors to rebuild their confidence, overcome their anxieties and live fuller lives.
Our Rehabilitation Support Service enables people to get their lives back on track after a stroke. We provide a bridge for people so that they can return home from Hospital and resume independent, active lives in the communities they live in. In order to do this we rely on the support of our dedicated volunteers. In Perth & Kinross, we are desperately seeking more people to join our team as a Rehabilitation Support Volunteer.
As a Rehabilitation Support Volunteer, you may be offering support to stroke survivors who have a communication difficulty or you may be part of our new Pilot service in Perth, offering support around mobility and everyday tasks.
With the help of our volunteers, we can change people’s lives; the time, support and the work they do is vital to us and the people we help. As a volunteer, you are not only helping someone to live life to the full but also developing skills while doing something rewarding and worthwhile.
If you think you could help make a difference to the lives of people in your local community then CHSS wants to hear from you.
The volunteering role could take place in Hospital or in the Community and there are opportunities for one-to-one or small group support or a combination of both
CHSS will provide full training and ongoing support for you to become an accomplished Rehabilitation Support Volunteer.
To undertake your role you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) Scheme in Scotland (PVG).