Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

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

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. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke nurse service, Rehabilitation Support service, health information, health defence, education and e-learning, financial advice and support and our peer support groups. In this role, you will support people who have had a stroke to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choice. The service is delivered to provide specified person centred support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task. Providing specified support for the service user, your level of involvement is arranged to suit, as we require weekly drivers, regular rota drivers and relief drivers to pick up service users and transport them to and from services. To undertake your role you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) Scheme in Scotland (PVG). Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will provide all necessary training.

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. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke nurse service, Rehabilitation Support service, health information, health defence, education and e-learning, financial advice and support and our peer support groups. In this role, you will support people who have had a stroke to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management. Enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choice. The service is delivered to provide specified person-centred support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task. The role includes: - Providing specified support for the service user, this will be dependent upon their individual goal(s) - supporting with specific physical and/or everyday activities - supporting with specific use of communication strategies This may involve either one-to-one or small group support or a combination of both. To undertake your role you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) Scheme in Scotland (PVG). Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will provide all necessary training and all authorized out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. If interested get in touch for more details.

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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.

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