Rehabilitation Support Volunteer

  • VO70819


Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland aims to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland living with a chest, heart or stroke condition. We offer advice, information and provide ranges of support in the community.

To support people who have had a stroke, to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management enabling them to fully engage with community and activities of their choosing.

The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or group setting. The service can be delivered to provide specified person centred communication support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task.

Volunteers will provide support to enable service users to resume everyday activities following a stroke.

The aim of the role is to provide specified support for the service user which will be dependent upon their individual goal(s)
(1) Support with specific physical and /or everyday activities
(2) Support with specific use of communication strategies

Organisation aims and objectives

To encourage those who have had a stroke, particularly those with communication problems, to regain maximum independance in the community, enhance their quality of life, build up confidence and widen social horizons. Also, to encourage and support their families and carers.











Experience required: We require volunteers to provide levels of support to enable service users to resume everyday activities. Service delivery can be very diverse and your level of involvement can be adapted as necessary. Potential volunteers must have a competent level of English language. Volunteers will support service users to access communication based activities and conversations within our services either in a hospital, home or community setting.
Travel details: Various locations within the Borders
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteernexpenses are payable as per our volunteer policy.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction would take place locally with the Rehabilitation Support Coordinator. The training sessions can take place in Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Head Office, Edinburgh and at local venues.

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