Rehabilitation Support Volunteer

  • VO68007


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.

About Volunteering at CHSS

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.

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 • Patient • Non-judgemental • Desire to support people • Good communication skills • Reliable • Understanding of confidentiality
Travel details: Perth Royal Infirmary or within the Auchterarder community. Volunteers are entitled to claim out of pocket expenses, as agreed in advance with their staff contact.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are paid.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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