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Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland - Community Stroke Services

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland - Community Stroke Services

Charity registered in Scotland SC018761

The Community Stroke Services provides communication support after suffering a stroke, resulting in communication difficulties. We provide a welcoming and stimulating environment which supports and promotes communication and encourages social interaction to enable people to build confidence and self esteem and to help improve quality of live to enable them to return into their communities to join other external activity based community groups.


Current opportunities

We are looking for car owners who are physically fit, reliable and caring with good communication skills. The level of involvement is arranged to suit as we require regular weekly drivers. Often the only barrier to service users accessing our services is transport and that is why drivers are so important. Drivers may assist with transporting passengers from home to services and home again. All necessary training will be provided by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and all volunteers will be supported by their local coordinator.

We require volunteers to provide levels of support to enable service users to resume everyday activities. Service delivery can be very diverse and your level of involvement can be adapted as necessary. Potential volunteers must have a competent level of English language. Volunteers will support service users to access communication based activities and conversation within our group services setting. These services take the form of short term, small groups which support individuals with significant communication support needs. This is done with a focus on building personal communication skills and confidence in expressing opinions Group services are delivered by fully trained staff and volunteers in a safe environment. We bring together a number of service users and volunteers in a group setting to chat in a relaxed setting which helps overcome any anxiety about loss of words, and help them to communicate again using alternative methods, build confidence, and resume independent active living instead of having a life half lived

We require volunteers to provide levels of support to enable service users to resume everyday activities Peer support groups are self- managed groups, affiliated to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland though not provided directly by the charity; Peer support services are larger group setting with the aim of gaining confidence in social-communication in preparation for accessing mainstream community activities Some groups are run by volunteers, but others are run by the members of the group. The activities carried out within these groups are varied reflecting local interests and diversity. It is up to the group members to define the activity of the group.

We require volunteers to provide levels of support to enable service users to resume everyday activities. Service delivery can be very diverse and your level of involvement can be adapted as necessary. Volunteers will support service users to access communication based activities and conversations within our services either in a hospital or home setting. A trained one to one support volunteer, supports the individual to achieve their personal goals. The outcome of this kind of service is increased confidence and ability to communicate in a variety of social settings.

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