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.