Community Support Services Volunteers

  • VO76115


Description

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is 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.

To help in this we are currently seeking people to volunteer with us as Community Support Services Volunteers.

As a Community Support Services Volunteer you will support people who have had a stroke to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choice.

The service is delivered to provide specified person centred support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task.

The role includes:
• providing specified support for the service user, this will be dependent upon their individual goal(s).
• supporting with specific physical and/or everyday activities.
• supporting with specific use of communication strategies.

This may involve either one-to-one or small group support or a combination of both.

To undertake your role you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) Scheme in Scotland (PVG) (there is no cost for this for volunteers).

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will provide all necessary training, provide excellent ongoing support to all volunteers and all authorised out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

For more details please contact us at volunteering@chss.org.uk or visit our website at https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss

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 people living with one of these conditions are living life to the full. We will advocate for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people are living with the effects of Chest, Heart and Stroke conditions. We will support people by providing advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Community Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning and our Peer Support Groups.

Availability

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Flexible times available to suit volunteers. All help greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Experience required: Good communication skills • Reliable and Trustworthy • Good presentation skills • Friendly disposition. No experience required.
Travel details: This volunteer role happens all over Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The role is flexible to where you live and to where rehabilitation support is needed.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay all authorised expenses, including travel. Expenses paid monthly.
Training details: Excellent support and training provided to all volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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