Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Scotland's health charity are looking for a Rehabilitation Support Volunteer

CHSS1Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an independent Scottish charity, whose aim is to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland after a stroke, or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition. They offer vital advice, support and information to those affected, arrange group and 1-1 support in the community and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services they badly need.

Their renewed ambition is to become Scotland's leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

The Aims and objectives of rehabilitation support

To 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 choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital (hospital rehabilitation support) to community (community rehabilitation support) and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or a group setting.

The service can be delivered to provide specified person centred communication support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task.

CHSS2Volunteers will provide support to enable service users to resume everyday activities following a stroke. Service delivery can be very diverse.

The volunteering role could take place:
• in a community setting
• in a hospital
• in the home

Aim of the role

Is to provide specified support for the service user which will be dependent upon their individual goal(s).

• Support with specific physical and/or everyday activities
• Support with specific use of communication strategies

This may involve either one-to-one or small group support or a combination of both.

CHSS will provide a training package to support you in your role.

Training will include
• Communication breakdown and support strategies
• Roles and responsibilities
• Dealing with endings
• Assisting with mobility
• First aid

To undertake your role you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) Scheme in Scotland (PVG).

For more information about this volunteer opportunity please contact Volunteer Centre Borders on 01896 754041 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it