Description

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.

The aims and objectives of rehabilitation and peer support:

To 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 (hospital rehabilitation support) to community (community rehabilitation support) and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or a group setting. Peer Support Groups are community groups affiliated with CHSS and range from singing groups to swimming groups!

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.

Volunteers can provide support to enable service users to resume everyday activities following a stroke. Service delivery can be very diverse. Peer support groups range from physical activities, singing, walking or just having a good natter.

The volunteering role could take place:

  • in a community setting
  • in a hospital
  • in the home
  •  in a group setting
          

Volunteers are involved with unique training to undertake this role with confidence.

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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Frequency and commitment details

Flexible to demand

Restrictions

Experience required: All volunteers are trained to be confident and competent in the role, at their own pace.
Travel details: All authorised expenses will be paid
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All authorised expenses will be paid
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Volunteers are welcome to visit a Rehabilitation Support group as a taster if there is one available

Last updated 11 days ago