Rehabilitation Support Volunteer

  • VO80735


Description

About Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. 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.

About our Services

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.

About the Role

Rehabilitation Support Volunteers 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 choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or a 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.

How you can make an Impact

As volunteer contribution is so important to CHSS, here are some of the ways that you can have an impact:

• You can ensure there is No Life Half Lived for people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions but supporting them in our peer support groups.
• You will be an ambassador for CHSS and raise the profile of the organisation.

What’s in it for me?

We want your volunteering experience to be as rewarding for you as it is for CHSS. Here are some examples of the benefits to you in this role:

• Meet new people
• Improve health and wellbeing
• Learn and develop new skills
• Use your existing skills
• Help you gain experience if you’re looking for a route to employment or study
• Help you fulfil requirements to achieve an award
• Have fun!

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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Restrictions

Experience required: Caring and considerate Patience Non-judgemental Desire to support people Good communication skills Reliable Understanding of confidentiality
Travel details: Volunteering will take place in local hospitals or in the local community.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are entitled to claim out of pocket expenses, as agreed in advance with their staff contact.
Training details: Our volunteers will be fully supported to undertake their role safely and effectively. You will be given an induction and be expected to undertake core learning. Details of this will be discussed before you start volunteering but will include Moving & Handling and Health & Safety training. You may also be given the opportunity to undertake First Aid training. You will also receive ongoing support throughout your volunteering journey. This will include regular catch ups with your staff contact.

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