(Stornoway) Befriender

  • VO46923


Description

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information, and support in the community.

Volunteers are a vital part of CHSS. Without the dedicated support from volunteers none of their work would be possible. They offer a range of services throughout Scotland, including support for families and other carers. They fund all of this through their own efforts.

Joining the befriending service is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role visiting clients in their homes and supporting access to services and activities. This enormously helps to reduce the social isolation and loneliness which is experienced by so many people after a diagnosis of heart failure.

Activities might include going out shopping, taking the clilent out for some short exercise, for a cup of tea, or to just visit them at home.

Chest Heart and Stroke are looking for volunteers that are friendly, outgoing and empathetic to help take on this vital role.

Organisation aims and objectives

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by chest, heart and stroke illness in Scotland. The organisation funds medical research and provides a range of support services for people in the community. We rely on a team of over 1000 volunteers across Scotland to help deliver services to people who have suffered a stroke or Heart Failure and help to raise the funds needed.

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Dependant on the needs of client but could be a couple fo hours per week or fortnight for as long as client needs the service.

Restrictions

Subject to Disclosure. Advantageous to be mobile.
Experience required: No experience necessary.
Travel details: Travel to the clients house (lewis).
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Travel expenses paid and any other incurred expenses
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 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.