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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (Western Isles)

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (Western Isles)

Charity registered in Scotland SC018761

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by chest, heart and stroke illness in Scotland. The organisation funds medical research and provides a range of support services for people in the community.

We rely on a team of over 1000 volunteers across Scotland to help deliver services to people who have suffered a stroke or Heart Failure and help to raise the funds needed.


Current opportunities

Do you have an hour or two to spare? Would you like to help support your local care home in Leverburgh? Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are looking towards setting up an Activity Group in the Leverburgh Care Home. The aim is to get elderly residents more physically active through fun and games such as indoor curling, boccia, Giant Jenga and seated exercise. The group has proven VERY successful in Stornoway and we would like to bring the fun and games down to Leverburgh! It is intended that groups will be held fortnightly and will last for 1-1.5 hours at each session It is intended that groups will be held fortnightly and will last for 1-1.5 hours at each session. Any necessary training will be provided.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information, and support in the community. Volunteers are a vital part of CHSS. Without the dedicated support from volunteers none of their work would be possible. They offer a range of services throughout Scotland, including support for families and other carers. They fund all of this through their own efforts. Joining the befriending service is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role visiting clients in their homes and supporting access to services and activities. This enormously helps to reduce the social isolation and loneliness which is experienced by so many people after a diagnosis of heart failure. Activities might include going out shopping, taking the clilent out for some short exercise, for a cup of tea, or to just visit them at home. Chest Heart and Stroke are looking for volunteers that are friendly, outgoing and empathetic to help take on this vital role.

Facilitate the Boccia sessions at Trust Housing weekly sessions

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