Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (Aberdeen City Services)

Charity registered in Scotland SC018761

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is the country’s largest charity offering care and support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Our network of stroke nurses, rehabilitation support workers, peer support volunteers and researchers help people across Scotland regain their confidence and rebuild their lives. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full.


Current opportunities

Every day in Scotland 25 people will have a stroke. In Aberdeen alone, 10,503 people are living with the impact of a stroke. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) wants to make sure that everyone has the best recovery they can after a stroke. You can volunteer with CHSS and help stroke survivors to rebuild their confidence, overcome their anxieties and live fuller lives. Our Rehabilitation Support Service enables people to get their lives back on track after a stroke. We provide a bridge for people so that they can return home from Hospital and resume independent, active lives in the communities they live in. In order to do this we rely on the support of our dedicated volunteers. With the help of our volunteers, we can change people’s lives; the time, support and the work they do is vital to us and the people we help. As a volunteer, you are not only helping someone to live life to the full but also developing skills while doing something rewarding and worthwhile. Rehabilitation support involves helping people who have experienced stroke to achieve their rehabilitation goals. Volunteers are involved in extensive training and skill-building. Volunteers can expect to receive valuable, real skills and experience. For more information please contact Mollie Brockie, Volunteer Recruitment & Support Co-ordinator at E Mail: mollie.brockie@chss.org.uk or tel.: 07435 785 998.

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. 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. CHSS provide a vital Stroke Nurse Service in the Grampian Area and we are seeking to complement our Stroke Nurse Services in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Woodend Hospital by the addition of a volunteer administrator. Volunteers are involved in extensive training and skill-building. Volunteers can expect to receive valuable, real skills and experience. Main tasks may include: >Visiting wards to collect referral letters and delivering these to the stroke nurse. >Arranging appointments for nurse and sending out letters to patients. >Inputting data from the stroke nurses notes into database. >Ordering publications, profile packs and advice sheets. >Updating the Stroke Information Pack. >Preparation of initial paperwork for nurses’ first visits. For more information please contact Mollie Brockie, Volunteer Recruitment & Support Co-ordinator at E Mail: mollie.brockie@chss.org.uk or tel.: 07435 785 998.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are running the biggest ever volunteer recruitment campaign to help vulnerable people who have one of our conditions and are self-isolating during the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak. 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. Relevant training and regular contact with a volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions is provided to all volunteers. *Please sign up online - www.chss.org.uk/kindness or for further advice, please contact volunteering@chss.org.uk *For more about Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland please visit www.chss.org.uk

Help us and join Scotland’s fight against Coronavirus COVID-19. Volunteering as a Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Kindness Volunteer means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home. We have important roles that will really make a difference to the people most at risk in our communities right now including: *Community Kindness Volunteers – to help with deliveries of shopping and essentials to people in need and dog walking. *Digital Volunteers – spread the word through social media. *Kindness Callers– to provide regular ‘kindness’ calls and a check-in service for people who are worried, scared or lonely because of self-isolation. *Kindness Drivers – undertaken in line with Government guidelines. Relevant training and regular contact with a volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions is provided to all volunteers. *Please sign up online – www.chss.org.uk/kindness or for further advice, please contact volunteering@chss.org.uk **For more about Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland please visit www.chss.org.uk