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CHSS provides support across Scotland for people affected by chest, heart and stroke illness and their carers.

Community Support

By re-establishing connections with friends, family and the wider community, people can combat the sense of isolation that often comes with serious illness.

Through a strong combination of initiatives and services, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland provides the resources for people to re–connect and improve the quality of their lives.

Communication Support Service

The Communication Support Service provides a variety of services in many areas of Scotland with a particular emphasis on those suffering from communication difficulties after a stroke.

Community Stroke Groups

The Community Support Network is a collection of independent clubs, affiliated to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. There are about 100 such clubs, with a variety of activities and services on offer.

Stroke Nurses

Stroke Nurses facilitate a smooth transition from hospital back into the community, for stroke patients and help foster independence on the part of patients and their carers.

Personal Support Grants

Welfare Grant Fund is available for those people with chest heart and stroke illnesses and Welfare Benefits Advisors are available in Lanarkshire and Glasgow.

Young Stroke Support Worker

Young Stroke Support Worker (Lanarkshire) facilitates reintegration into the community for young stroke survivors and their families. The support worker helps them adjust and adapt by addressing the occupational skills, rehabilitation, support and advice needs of the individual.


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