VASLan

Charity registered in Scotland SC037696

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire is South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector Interface (TSI). Third sector Interfaces across Scotland are required by the Scottish Government to operate within 4 core areas of activity:

Volunteering development
Social Enterprise development
Supporting and developing a strong third sector
Building the third sector relationship with community planning

Within these 4 core areas we deliver a wide range of activities and services designed for the benefit of the Third Sector and wider community. We also balance these with key and emerging local and national developments impacting on communities, and prioritise our activities to maximise our resources and focus on where we can make the greatest difference.

We participate in a number of strategic partnership boards, groups and networks representing the Third Sector at all levels of engagement which cover the four core areas.


Current opportunity

VASLan are presently in negotiations with NHS Lanarkshire on issues of patient support post hospital discharge. Our Hospital Discharge Support Project will require volunteers to provide a range of tasks that help people recover well at home. Such tasks might include:- transport from hospital to home or from home to outpatient or GP appointments; carrying out food shopping or collecting prescription medications; telephone befriending and carrying out wellbeing checks. Volunteers will also be able to help support people who are experiencing social isolation. Tasks would include shopping, cooking meals and chatting on the phone. Potential volunteers will be advised of the project start date - we are currently looking to receive notes of interest from potential volunteers.