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Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (Stirling)

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (Stirling)

Charity registered in Scotland SC018761

The objects of the Charity are:- 3.1 the advancement of health through improving the quality of life for people in Scotland, and elsewhere, affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information, and support in the community. 3.2 to engage in and to undertake all other similar charitable purposes.

Current opportunity

Help us and join Scotland’s fight against coronavirus. Volunteering as a Kindness Caller means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home. Our charity supports people with chest, heart and stroke conditions every day and right now those people are the most at risk in the country. Many are scared, worried and isolated and need our help more than ever. That is why this role as a kindness caller is so important. Volunteering to be a kindness caller will help reduce social isolation and loneliness and provide a check in service for those who are stuck in their homes. This can be done through our new telephone check in service, text message or facetime call to our existing service users and anyone who needs us. Required Skills • A friendly, listening ear • Willingness to help your local community • Willingness to follow medical advice in order to keep yourself and others safe About Your Training Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will support you in this role providing: • Regular contact with your volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions • Induction to the role, specific to your circumstances • Training in telephone, text or facetime support • Training in ‘Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries For further advice, please contact volunteering@chss.org.uk or to register please go to www.chss.org.uk/kindness For more about Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland visit www.chss.org.uk

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