Peer Support Assistant - Port Seton Stroke Group

  • VO90504


Description

CHSS supports groups across Scotland to meet the needs of people living with chest, lung and heart conditions and following a stroke. Peer support groups give people the chance to share experiences with others who understand what they are going through.

Peer support groups have various reasons for coming together. It may be to meet socially, take part in physical activity or learn how to live well with their condition. Each group is unique and tailored to the needs of its local community. Everyone involved with the group will have a say in how the group is run.

Integrated Peer Support Groups are fully supported by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
Tasks may include:

· Acting as contact for CHSS if the Lead Volunteer is unavailable
· Setting up and clearing the room
· Organising refreshments
· Taking the register and collecting subs
· Meeting and greeting new members
· Organising and taking part in the programme of activities
· Supporting and taking part in fundraising e.g. raffles
· Promoting the group
· Using social media on behalf of the group
· Working to the group’s health & safety and other procedures

Organisation aims and objectives

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.

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Frequency and commitment details

Meet fortnightly on a Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm

Restrictions

Experience required: · Able to work with people and understand their needs · An awareness of boundaries · Good communication and listening skills · Able to work confidentially
Travel details: Port Seton Community Centre Seton Park, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0BG
Minimum age: 18

Support

Training details: CHSS will provide training to support you in your role. Training may include: First Aid Infection and prevention control Moving and handling

Last updated 15 days ago