Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC018761

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community.

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. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.

Current opportunities

Your level of involvement is arranged to suit, as we require weekly drivers, regular rota drivers and relief drivers who may be required to cover unavailability of our regular team. Volunteer drivers must be physically fit, reliable and caring, have good communication skills and have the ability to work as part of a team. Potential volunteers must have a competent level of the English language.

To support people who have had a stroke, to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management enabling them to fully engage with community and activities of their choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or group setting.

To work in shops assisting customers with purchasing of goods, preparing items for sale, providing customer advice & taking payments for goods. Volunteers will learn new skills, gain experience to add to CV, meet like-minded people & be able to take pride in helping others within their own community. Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) offer advice, support and practical help to people to get their lives back on track after a stroke or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s Retail team currently operates 34 shops across Scotland. Volunteers play a huge part in the running of our stores and our retail chain could not function without the support they provide. Our shops are open to increase profits for Chest, Heart & Stroke & to help meet customer demand for our support services.

Display and Merchandising Volunteer Utilise your artistic, entrepreneurial and fashion flair. As part of our team of volunteers you will dress window and interior displays making them eye catching to customers. The role includes organising and planning themes and selecting stock for dressing window and interior displays.

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Celebrating Our Living Wage Accreditation!

Pictured: (l-r) Aileen Campbell Minister for Public Health and Sport, Dr Roger Smith CHSS Chairman, Paul Bannon CHSS Director of Corporate Services and Jane-Claire Judson CHSS Chief Executive. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) marked Living Wage Week 2017 (November 5-11) by … Read more

10 healthy takeaways near your office!

If you work in the city, chances are that at least a couple of meals per week are from the local takeaway shops around you. Working late and eating healthily don’t always go hand-in-hand, so in this week’s blog you’ll find our top tips for choosing healthier options if takeaways … Read more

Eating for shift work

Working at odd hours disturbs our internal “body clock”, which helps to regulate a number of bodily functions such as sleeping and waking, body temperature, blood pressure and digestion. As a result, shift workers often experience digestion problems such as stomach pain, gas, nau… Read more

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