Rehabilitation Support Volunteers support people who have had a stroke 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 provides specified person-centred communication support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task.
Volunteers are vital to the success of No Life Half Lived strategy. We will double the number of volunteers that we have to reach everybody who needs us and help us to raise funds.
Our Volunteer Steering Group will make sure that every volunteer is supported so they have the best experience and become ambassadors for CHSS in their local communities.
CHSS is committed to ensuring that every volunteer has the best experience throughout their volunteering journey and has been reaccredited with the Investing in Volunteers quality standard.
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an independent Scottish charity. Our aim is to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland after a stroke, or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition. Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland;- · offers vital advice, support and information to those affected · arranges group and 1-1 support in the community · influences public policy to ensure that people get the services they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.
Age – insurance purposes.
Experience required: We need our volunteers to be caring and considerate, patient, non-judgemental, reliable and understanding of confidentiality. They also need to have the desire to support people and good communication skills.
Travel details: Dundee. Within hospital (Royal Victoria), communities and people’s homes. Volunteers are entitled to claim out of pocket expenses, as agreed in advance with their staff contact and in line with the CHSS expenses policy.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
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 which may include: • An Introduction to Stroke • Supported Communication • Your Volunteer Role and Responsibilities • Dealing with Endings • Emergency First Aid at Work • Assisting with Mobility
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