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Kindness Caller (COVID-19)

  • VO83220


Description

Help us and join Scotland’s fight against Coronavirus. Volunteering as a Kindness
Caller means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe
and well at home. Volunteering to be a kindness caller will help reduce social isolation and loneliness and provide a check in service for those who are stuck in their homes. This can be done through our new telephone check in service, text message or face time call to our existing service users and anyone who needs us. Apply online at www.chss.org.uk/kindness
Thank you

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: A friendly, listening ear, willingness to help your local community, willingness to follow medical advice in order to keep yourself and others safe.
Travel details: This role will take place in the volunteer's home.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: No expenses.
Training details: Regular contact with your volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions Induction to the role, specific to your circumstances Training in telephone, text or facetime support Training in ‘Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries’
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.